Icelandic Cock – Mack Hill Farm
I had the pleasure and the privilege of visiting Mack Hill Farm today to see their flock and acquire my Icelandic Chicken hatching eggs! Mack Hill Farm is a great mixture of tall trees and open spaces. When I arrived the 90 some Icelandics were scattered around in groups scratching through the leaves in the woods, each cock with his harem. One hen still roosting high in a large pine tree.
I love the varied colors. I am hoping that my hatch will include Peach and Black and White Speckled birds. What ever hatches they will be a marvelous mixture of color and comb varieties. This breed which goes back to the Vikings is the perfect solution for my “need” for colored chickens.
Icelandic Chicken Eggs
Four of the six dozen eggs I brought home to hatch. As you can see the Icelandics lay a white egg with occasional hints of beige. Very similar to the White Chanteclers! This may mean I keep a small mixed flock off dark egg layers so I can continued to sell mixed hues to our egg customers.
Placed in the Incubator on the Ides of March
Yes, we hatch in the dining room:) These should be pipping on April 3rd as I was told today Icelandics hatch out in 19 days. Will post pictures of the hatch in April.
Additional eggs later this season from Muddy Hoof Farm – way Down East!
2 Days old here. Hatched April 5, 2013. 38 Icelandic Chicks.