Day-Old Chicks: Swedish Flower Hen

Swedish Flower Hen
Swedish Flower Hen chicks
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For the safety of the chicks shipped between Jan 31, 2022 and Mar 28, 2022, orders must have a minimum of 8 total chicks.
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Description:

Swedish Flower Hens or Blommehöna are one of our favorite breeds that don't get much attention--and not all are hens! That's just the literal translation of the Swedish breed name. Swedish Flowers are beautiful, cold hardy, friendly, and they lay a cream-colored to pale brown egg. They're gaining popularity with some very dedicated breeders, and we're happy to be able to offer this lovely breed!

Blommehöna are not yet recognized by the APA, but American breeders are currently working toward winning the breed recognition by breeding to a proposed standard, including paying attention to leg color, wing tuck, and ensuring they are all "flowered".

That said, right now, they vary considerably in appearance and base color, with white polka dots and light hackles. Some have blue, or blue and black, as well, but most varieties do have the white-tipped feathering. In general, the Flower Hens are wonderful if you want varied plumage colors in your flock, or want to be able to tell your hens apart to name them for the kids. The "flowers" make them look as if they're covered in petals, or perhaps as if they emerged from a Monet painting.

There's also the elusive unicorn of the Blommehöna: the "Snow Flowers," where beautiful golden straw colored plumage replaces the more common red. With the white splashes, they look sun-dappled... truly stunning. Before you ask: YES, we have some Snow Flowers hatching out, but be aware you are not guaranteed to receive any. How likely are you to get one? Well, we won't lie. It's a little like looking for the Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. But we are seeing them. Charlie found a ticket, right?

Since Blommehöna are so cold-hardy and productive--and feature sharp eyes for foraging--they make a great homesteading choice.
 

Product Features:

* We can ship as few as three baby chicks! Our minimums are based on your zip code, and how long the USPS tells us it will take for your order to arrive at your post office. The longer they tell us it will take, the higher your minimum. Find out your minimum chick order

* Any order of 15+ chicks ships via USPS Priority Mail service, and 3-14 chicks ship via USPS Express Mail.
Why we use the USPS

* We offer Marek's vaccinations on all chicks, and you'll have the opportunity to select that during the checkout process.

* Baby chicks have special needs including heat of about 95* the first week of life! Read more, here

* Breed photos may not be representative of the parent breeding stock.In some cases our photos are of winning exhibition lines of poultry. Unless noted otherwise, we do not source from exhibition lines, nor do we select for exhibition.


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