The Salmon Faverolle, affectionately known as the “puppies of the chicken world,” is a delightful addition to any coop or backyard. Originating from the scenic French village of Faverolle in the 1850s, this breed stands out with its unique combination of friendliness and utility. Not just charming in their demeanor, these chickens are also excellent layers, producing 180 to 240 medium to large light brown eggs annually. Their sociable nature means they’ll eagerly approach you, making them a joy to interact with, whether you’re a seasoned chicken keeper or a beginner.
Salmon Faverolle hens exhibit a beautiful mix of salmon brown, cream, and white feathers, while the roosters boast a striking combination of black, white, and red. This breed is not just about looks; they’re also known for being fantastic mothers, ideal for those interested in naturally incubated and raised chicks. Despite their friendly disposition, it’s important to note that they often find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order when mixed with other breeds.
Weighing in at around 8 pounds for roosters and 6.5 pounds for hens when fully grown, Salmon Faverolles are not only good layers but also sizable enough for meat production, making them a superb dual-purpose breed. Their calm and docile personality, combined with unique features like a beard or muff, five toes, and feathered shanks, make them a favorite for backyard chicken enthusiasts. Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1914, they are a breed steeped in history and quality.
At Valley Hatchery, we ensure that our Salmon Faverolle chicks are healthy and happy from the moment they hatch. However, it’s important to note that they are not the hardiest of chicks and can dehydrate quickly during shipping. We recommend having your brooder prepared and warm to welcome these delightful birds. With proper care and enrichment, Salmon Faverolles can live for an average of 5 to 7 years, offering long-term companionship and joy. Our commitment is to make buying chicks online a delightful experience, ensuring you receive only the best from Valley Hatchery.
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