Please note that we do not sell hens, only organic eggs. Thank you for your understanding.

THE SWISS CHICKEN

a farm chicken proudly displaying the national colours

The unsophisticated Swiss chicken is sturdy as well as vigorous and flies hardly ever. It is a farm chicken proudly displaying the national colours, white plumage, and a bright red crest.

Its origin dates back to 1905. Its 55 g white eggs sometimes have a purple sheen and white spots.

une poule suisse prend le soleil

THE MARAN CHICKEN

French domestic chicken

The Maran chicken is an ancient breed originating in the city of Marans.

A good layer, its eggs are among the biggest hen eggs (70/80 g)!

It also has the reputation of being a fairly good brood hen. This very pretty chicken has the particularity of having feathered tarsus.

Une poule Marans prend le soleil

THE ARAUCANA CHICKEN

Lays blue or green eggs

The Araucana is a breed of chicken originating in the North of Chili, more precisely in the province of Arauc, which gave it its name.  

It has the peculiarity of not having a tail and, thanks to a pigment secreted by the bile called "biliverdine", of laying emerald blue eggs.

The Araucana chicken lays about 170 eggs per year, or about 5 eggs per week, which makes it a good layer and also an excellent mother.

The hen starts laying when it is about 6 months old. 

Portrait de une poule Araucana

THE APPENZELLER SPITZHAUBEN

has existed for centuries in the Alps

The Appenzeller Spitzhauben (meaning “lacy bonnet”) is perfectly adapted to the mountains. Lively and light, it is a good rock climber.

It flies and can easily perch on the branch of a tree to spend the night, even in winter. With its small barbels and the V-comb, it is not afraid of frost.

The hens weigh between 1.2 and 1.5 kg and the roosters between 1.5 and 1.8 kg. In its first year of life, the crested hen lays about 150 white eggs, which weigh about 55g each.

It is said that the crested hen was reared in convents in Alpine regions as early as in the 15th century. In the 20th century, it survived in the Appenzell only. For this reason, the breed is now referred to as the Appenzeller Spitzhauben. Without the commitment of a few breeders, the breed would have become extinct in the early 1950s.

THE APPENZELLER BARTHUHNER

Swiss domestic chicken

The Appenzeller Barthuhner (meaning “bearded hen”) was selected in the 1860s. It is lively and weather-resistant.

As its name suggests, a beard covers the mumps and throat, both in females and males.

However, the cock can be distinguished by its bright colours, whereas the hen has more discreet colours.

Hens weigh from 1.6 to 1.8 kg, cocks from 2 to 2.3 kg.

Did you know that these hens can live for 15 and even up to 20 years?

This means that our feathered friends stay on the farm for a long time and that the children can watch them grow.    

Laurent Mottier

My chickens are sweet and kind – they are my favourite animal!