“Icelandic Chickens are a very rare breed of poultry, with numbers estimated to be about 3,000 worldwide. An old landrace breed, they have existed in Iceland since Norse settlers arrived there in the 9th century. Despite their isolation, the breed was in dire straights due to commercial poultry production which favors fast-growing, egg-laying machines. In the 1970’s an effort was made to keep this breed alive and today small flocks exist in Iceland and abroad.” – http://sacredboughfarm.weebly.com
Yes, Abundance Farms now have Icelandic chicks! It’ll be a while before we’re breeding (since they are still chicks), but we’re absolutely thrilled to have such an incredible bird!