Icelandic Chickens

We keep laying hens in our henhouse and on our pastures. Besides producing tasty, nutritious eggs, these hens fertilize our pastures and reduce bug populations, including bugs that might otherwise bother the cows (and farm family). Access to pasture produces healthier eggs.

Icelandic chickens are our favorite breed. They’re hardy, pretty-looking, thrifty, and good foragers. Their eggs are medium-to-small and white, and they lay about one egg every two days. We hatch chicks on the farm.