The Lakenvelder ornamental chicken

The Lakenvelder is a versatile chicken that easily adapts to different living conditions. They feel at home in both large gardens and smaller spaces. In addition, they are excellent layers that regularly produce beautiful, white eggs. At De Meidoornhoeve, we are happy to share our knowledge about the care and behavior of these special chickens.

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Origin of the Lakenvelder chicken

The Lakenvelder chicken is a fascinating and elegant breed with a rich history dating back to the 18th century. This graceful chicken originates in both the Netherlands and Germany and is named after the Dutch village of Lakenvelder. The Lakenvelder chicken is known for its unique plumage and excellent productivity, making them a popular breed among chicken lovers.

Characteristics of the Lakenvelder

The Lakenvelder chicken is easily recognized by its unique plumage. They have a bright white body color with a black head, neck and tail, creating a beautiful contrast. This elegant appearance makes the Lakenvelder a real eye-catcher in any garden. In addition to their striking appearance, Lakenvelder chickens are also known for their good egg production. They lay medium-sized, white eggs and are known for their reliability as laying hens. This makes them not only visually appealing, but also practical for any chicken keeper.

Friendly and social character

Lakenvelder chickens have a friendly and lively nature. They are active and love to scavenge and explore. Although they can be a bit shy at times, with patience and care they quickly become tame and social. This makes them suitable for both experienced chicken keepers and beginners.

Origin and development

The Lakenvelder chicken was first bred in the regions surrounding the Dutch village of Lakenvelder and the German region of Westphalia. This breed was developed by selectively crossing local breeds with the goal of creating a chicken that was both beautiful and productive. The Lakenvelder quickly became popular for its striking appearance and reliable egg production.

Lakenvelder bij De Meidoornhoeve

Our chickens are kept in optimal conditions and receive high-quality nutrition, so they maintain their unique beauty and friendly character. Visit us and discover for yourself the charm of the Lakenvelder chickens. Be surprised by their elegant appearance and lively personality.