Hobby Farms Editors
February 4, 2011

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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.

Height: 

Weight: 4 to 5 pounds

Urban Uses: Hamburgs produce about four eggs per week.

Egg Size: Small

Books & Magazines:

North American Hamburg Society
American Bantam Association
American Poultry Association


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