Does anyone know where I can order Ancona rose-comb chicks to Canada?
Last spring, I bought 5 Ancona chicks and 5 Appenzeller chicks. Only 1 Ancona chick died, and I was glad that the others survived. When they grew up, I sold all but one hen, which I named Ann. She is very beautiful. I adore the way she struts around with App (my Appenzeller roo) as if she owns the place. She is very sweet and is very good with my 2 year old sister, Karlie. She is hardy, but last winter, she nearly died from the sudden coldfronts we were getting. Her egg production is about average, and her eggs are a pearly white. I must admit, however, that she isn't "the best" with gardens. She doesn't destroy them, but lately we've been having problems with her picking the ripe veggies off of their vines. All in all, I say that if you want a chicken, the Ancona is the best place to start.
I love this breed. Independent, strong, assertive but not aggressive. Great colour and a lovely fan shaped tail but really hard to buy. After hours searching the internet for a large hen, no success. Can anyone help?
Bought my youngsters from Beacon Stud in Kent and they have been great to tame up and are now as friendly as a pet dog-lovely, healthy birds and just started laying at 15 weeks now and so we will have eggs almost every day for this first year. Spent a long time with these helpful people and was so happy with the care and attention they gave us-all good advice 1st hand and loads of tips-strongly recommended.
We have 3 of these anconas in our flock! Wonderful little chicken, beautiful, heavy production of white eggs, active and can be quite amusing! One of our Ancona pulletts actually did go broody hatched 10 chicks and was an excellent mother! We were very suprised! makes an excellent free range fowl.
I have a flock of these. They are very alert birds and if well tended, aren't quite as flighty as most Mediterranean breeds. They lay lots of eggs, almost an egg a day. I haven't had any trouble with mine in regards to children or when kept with other chickens. In stiff competition, the eggs from my birds won 1st in white egg color and Reserve Champion of all the colors shown at that exhibition. They are definitely a breed worth keeping.
I have kept and bred Anconas for many years, they are a lovely bird laying lots of white eggs. Cockerels are easy to get on with and chicks grow quickly. They get on well with other breeds and are not aggressive towards eachother. Good free rangers but will get out of any enclosure unless it has a net roof! I would recommend these chickens highly even if they are flighty.
Brilliant birds for pets and also exhibition, brilliant egg layers and not agressive (well not all the time).
I have 2 of these wonderful birds and I would recommend them to any new bird owners! Mine are quite young so I dont know much about the there laying but the farmer I bought them off assured me they where good.