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About Icelandic Chickens

Icelandic chickens were introduced to Iceland in the 9th century by Norse settlers, which is part of where they get their nickname of Viking chickens.They are a landrace breed, meaning they are rare outside of Iceland. These chickens evolved to their harsh conditions and are genetically diverse, unlike most modern breeds. They are hardy in different climates, make great mothers, and are good at foraging. They like to dig and they can fly pretty well. So don't be surprised if you find them roosting in a tall tree at night.


When raised by calm people who spend a lot of time with them, they can be very friendly.


Icelandic chickens lay medium sized eggs and lay over a long lifetime and overwinter (most other chickens take the winter off).


Icelandic chickens come in a variety of colors, patterns and comb types. And some have nice puffy hair-dos!

This breed of chicken has brought me so much joy and so many laughs that I can't wait to share them with you!

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