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Lakenvelder Chicks


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Valley Hatchery is proud to offer Lakenvelder Chickens for purchase online. These striking and rare birds are known for their beautiful black and white markings and slate colored legs, making them a favorite among those looking to exhibit their poultry. Valley Hatchery has the Silver Lakenvelder variety of this breed of chicken, which is known for its striking appearance.

Lakenvelder chickens have a long history, dating back to the 1830s in Germany. They were first exhibited in England in 1902 and were admitted to the American Standard of Perfection in 1939. These chickens are known for their quick and active nature, foraging widely if allowed to run. They are used for both exhibition and egg production, laying 150+ medium tinted eggs per year. Lakenvelder hens are non-setters, meaning they do not tend to go broody.

Lakenvelder chickens are a medium-sized breed, with roosters weighing around 5lbs and hens at 4lbs. They are recognized by the American Poultry Association and are shown in the Continental Class. The name Lakenvelder, which means “a shadow under a sheet,” refers to their striking black and white appearance.

If you’re looking to add some rare and beautiful chickens to your backyard or exhibition flock, consider purchasing Silver Lakenvelder Chickens from Valley Hatchery. Order online today and have these amazing birds delivered to your local Post Office.


Straight Run (Not Sexed)

Poultry Type

Large Fowl Chickens

Show Class


Purpose & Type

Egg Laying

Egg Shell Color


Egg Production


Egg Size



Active, Flighty



APA Recognized



Heat Hardy

Breed Availability

Date Straight Run

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