The Wyandotte is a breed of chicken originating in the United States. The first examples of the breed appeared in 1870s. Wyandottes are a docile, dual-purpose breed kept for both eggs (Wyandottes are brown egg layers) and meat. They also appear in a wide variety of color patterns, and are popular show birds.
The Wyandotte is a breed that suits both free range and confinement in a run. They occasionally go broody. They tend to be quite friendly, and not flighty, and so make good pets for people. They are also very vocal, uttering soft clucks on a regular basis.
The hens (females) will lay around 180 eggs a year. These are an excellent quality bird and will lay this number of eggs for the next 5-7 years. Not a huge number compared to the bigger breed slike the ussex, australorps etc which lay up to 280 a year.
Please note that City Chick sell their pure breeds at an age from 8 weeks to 16 weeks depending on demand. We interpret the term 'Young Hen' as a pullet under 12 months of age and use the wording so as not to confuse clients who do not understand the term - pullet. The birds are sold at this age as they are perfectly suited to growing with your family and based on demand.
Please call or email to confirm availability. Our main season is from September to May when the chickens are laying well.
Thank you to Julie for her beautiful photos of her stunning silver laced wyandotte that came from us at City Chicks.