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Chicken Breed Profile

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Hamburg

Hamburgs, also known as Dutch Everyday Layers, are a common chicken available in both standard and bantam sizes. Originally from Holland, this ancient breed was refined by the British in the 1700s. Hamburgs come in six varieties: white, black, silver spangled, silver penciled, golden spangled and golden penciled. They are known for their ability to tolerate cold weather.

Weight: 4 to 5 pounds

Urban Uses: Hamburgs produce about four eggs per week.

Egg Size: Small

Second Thoughts: Hamburgs tend to be active, flighty birds and don’t like to be confined. They fare best in free-ranging flocks.

Breed Association: North American Hamburg Society, American Bantam Association, American Poultry Association

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