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Chatty!!! - Lynn,

I hatched 16 chicks last year, 2013. They were handled daily and are very friendly They enjoy free ranging but if they are confined to their run they seem happy The cockerels are a nice temperament, no aggression Would recommend them. They look beautiful, they are white, like fresh snow

Great birds - Steve,

I have kept ixworths for three years. friendly (if handled) quiet birds who lay well - light tint egg (not brown). i like the white look and pea comb they just look so clean cut - nothing fancy. Good foragers and easy to keep. I have had no problems with them and they are very hardy. As a meat bird I have to say they are great - taste and texture are excellent. I would recommend to anyone looking for a dual purpose bird. Just get them from a good breeder with large healthy stock and you shouldnt go wrong.

Ixworths and other breeds - Robbieb,

I recently acquired 3 Ixworths and have since had to pass them on due to aggressive behaviour by them all. This might have been a one off but the other 8 hens i got settled very well with no problems. The story could have been different if they were in a larger free range area, and it didn't stop all 3 laying some nice eggs on day one, so don't be put off by the breed because as i say it may have been a one off.

Strong easy care hen. Recomendable - Mark,

These hens have been excellent. Survived an exceptionally cold winter (a week at -18'C) in good health before beginning to lay in mid march. Both hens were managing 3 eggs in 4 days before one went broody, broody now sitting well on 15 eggs so fingers crossed.

Very under-rated pure breed - An Omleteer,

Ixworth fowl I believe are perhaps rather under-rated as egg producers. My birds lay around 5/7 days of the week, a good medium sized very pale tinted egg. They free range exceedlingly well, and will forage most of their food if given the chance. This property also makes them slightly less garden friendly than some other breeds. The breed is very hardy, starting with at the chick stage. As growers and adults they would rather be outside in the rain than cooped up in the house. As table birds, they are not a fast maturing as hybrids. 25-28 weeks will bring a good oven-ready bird of 6lb upwards (if from a srping hatch)...but the flavour and the texture really are unsupassed (IMHO) by anything else I have tried The roosters are good natured fellows, and will quite happily be enclosed together until this age (as long as there are no hens in the run)

Excellent table bird with lots of eggs - Peter,

Our Ixworths were hatched in a couple of batches from bought in fertile eggs. They are real characters - independent foragers, fiercely protective mothers and annoyingly good flyers. We get a reasonable production of pale brown medium sized eggs hidden all over the place - except when they all went broody together in the Spring. We let one cockerel grow up and are waiting to see if our first batch of (hopefully fertile) eggs will hatch. The surplus cockerels made very good eating. We are blessed woth lots of space but ours at least would be a nuisance in a smaller garden.

Characterful and heavy - An Omleteer,

superb huge yolked eggs and heavy bodyweight made these birds ones to try. With acres to roam in - my quartet like to stay close to home. I also have some chicks now who are growing very well on organic chick crumbs and wholefeed diet. White and plain so not the most spectacular to look at but certainly worth having about the place.

A great all- rounder old breed - Michelle,

Our hen was bought as an hatching egg. She popped into our world and has been a real character ever since. Due to the breed being both meat and layer she was named Eta. She is quite vocal in a chattering kind of way. She lays a lovely white egg that has been very random in size. Sometimes it's massive, a real shocker but generally a good medium size. She lays about 3-4 eggs a week. She is timid and likes to follow our others around the garden, but is not willing to venture out of the garden as our ginger nut ranger does. Can't comment on flavour, unbearable thought. A lovely Chicken.