Why did the chicken cross the road? Well to get to your house of course! Chickens aren’t dumb. They know where the good feed is.
We know you’d love your own chicken, but don’t settle for just any old bird. Bring a little bit of the European country to the city with your very own Swiss Chicken – Appenzeller Spitzhauben. Can you say that three times fast?
Swiss Chickens Are Special Birds
Appenzell is a small area in Switzerland that’s been busy farming since 1403. A very long time! Even Grandma and Grandpa aren’t that old! Appenzell is famous not only for its chickens, but also its dogs, cows, cheese, and cranky abbots. But that’s another story. Even cranky abbots like eggs for breakfast!
The Appenzell breed of fowl is special. It has a forward-facing crest (which means the feathers on the top). This is a distinctive feature that not every chicken can brag about. Spitzhauben comes from the German word for “pointed bonnet.”
The Chamois Spitzhauben is a gorgeous Swiss Chicken with beige and white feathers that are silky soft.
The Spitzhauben isn’t the right fit for small yards though; and they’re too bougie for apartment living. These beige and white birds don’t want to be cooped up all day (pun intended).
Have You Ever Seen a Chicken Roosting in a Tree?
The Appenzell Spitzhauben is ideally adapted to the conditions of the mountains — since they come from the Swiss Alps. That means they like to climb. They don’t ski well, though. They prefer to fly. The Chamois Spitzhauben are very lively and they love to forage for themselves and roost up in trees.
If you choose this bird, you’ll want to be sure there’s plenty of space in your city yard for these designer chicks to roam.
Fresh eggs mean fluffier cakes. Who doesn’t love cake?
Spitzhauben hens lay about 170 medium-sized, white eggs a year and don’t mind it when you gather the eggs in the morning. Can you imagine the look on Aunt Margie’s face this year when your homemade cake is fluffier than hers? Oh, this is going to be fun!
Don’t You Just Want to Take a Chamois Appenzeller Spitzhauben Home?
When searching for day-old chicks, you’ll want to be sure to consider this rare breed. The chicks mature in about 6 months which is a tiny bit longer than the 18-week average but worth the wait.
Graywhale Farms has a mission to bring the country to the city, making families in the tristate area healthy and happy.
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