The Vorwerk chicken

The Vorwerk chicken 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 good layers of medium-sized 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 Vorwerk chickens

The Vorwerk chicken is a unique and versatile breed that originated in Germany. This beautiful breed of chicken, developed in the early 20th century, is named after its creator, Oskar Vorwerk. The Vorwerk chicken is loved for its striking appearance, good egg production, and friendly nature, making it a valuable addition for hobby farmers and serious chicken breeders alike.

Origin and development

Oskar Vorwerk, a German poultry breeder, began developing the Vorwerk chicken in 1900. His goal was to create a robust and productive breed that was both beautiful and useful. By crossing several breeds, including the Lakenvelder, Andalusian, Orpington and Wyandotte, he was able to breed a chicken that met all of his expectations.

The result was the Vorwerk chicken, a medium-sized breed with a striking color pattern and excellent adaptability to different environments. The Vorwerk chicken was officially recognized as a breed in 1919 and has since gained popularity both in Germany and abroad.

Health and care

Vorwerk chickens are generally robust and healthy. They have a strong constitution and are resistant to common chicken diseases. Their plumage requires minimal care, although it is important to keep them clean and dry. At De Meidoornhoeve, we ensure that our Vorwerk chickens receive the best care and nutrition to ensure their health and well-being.

Features of the Vorwerk

The Vorwerk chicken is easily recognized by its unique plumage. They have a golden-colored body with a black neck and tail, providing a beautiful contrast. This color combination makes the Vorwerk chicken a real eye-catcher in any chicken coop.

In addition to their striking appearance, Vorwerk chickens are known for their good egg production. They lay medium-sized, cream-colored eggs and are reliable layers. Their robustness and vitality also make them suitable for different climates, from cold winters to hot summers.

Friendly and social character

Vorwerk chickens have a friendly and sociable nature. They are tame, calm and easy to handle, making them ideal for families and novice chicken keepers. These chickens are active and love to scavenge and explore their surroundings, contributing to their lively and attractive personalities.

Vorwerk chickens at De Meidoornhoeve

Our animals are kept in optimal conditions and receive high-quality nutrition, so they retain their unique beauty and friendly character. Visit us and discover for yourself the charm of Vorwerk chickens. Be surprised by their impressive appearance and lively nature.