The Daisy Belle chicken is a hybrid breed that was developed in England. They are used for eggs but not for meat production due to their poor carcass quality.
These hens are great layers, producing around 300 large brown eggs per year. They are easy to raise and are perfect for any level of poultry owner.
Daisy Belle Chicken Breed Quick Info
Daisy Belle Chicken Description
|Daisy Belle Type/Size:||Hybrid|
|Feather Color:||Black with silver breast|
|Daisy Belle Ease of Raising/Keeping:||Easy|
|Daisy Belle Special Care Needs:||No|
|Is the Daisy Belle breed a common, rare, or protected breed of chicken?||Common|
Daisy Belle Use
|Daisy Belle Temperament:||Quiet, docile|
|Daisy Belle Ability/Likelihood to Free Range:||Yes|
Daisy Belle Egg Production
|Estimated Number of Eggs Per Year||300|
|Likeliness to Brood Eggs/Raise Chicks||Medium|
Daisy Belle Meat Production
|Dressed Weight Male||N/A|
|Dressed Weight Female||N/A|
Daisy Belle Climate Tolerance
Daisy Belle Age to Maturity
|Number of Months to Reach Full Size||6-7 Months|
|Number of Months to Start Egg Laying||6 Months|
|Number of Weeks/Months to Reach Meat Harvest Size||N/A|
Daisy Belle Size at Maturity
Origins of Daisy Belle Chicken
This breed is a hybrid cross between a Sussex rooster and a Barred Plymouth Rock hen. They originated in the United Kingdom and soon became a popular egg-laying breed. They were imported to the United States and enjoyed success there as well.
Some Things to Know About Daisy Belle Chicken
The Daisy Belle chicken is a large hybrid breed that has beautiful black feathering and a silver breast and neck. They have a fairly long, upright neck and a broad, sturdy body with a flat back. Their single comb, wattles, and earlobes are all red.
How Easy is it to Keep Daisy Belle Chickens?
This chicken is ideal for beginner poultry owners, as they are easy to care for. They do well in confinement as well as free range but do best when they have room to roam.
They also mix well with other chicken breeds but can be shy. They are hardy birds and great foragers, so overall, they are very low maintenance. They do well in both hot and cold climates.
Special Care and Considerations for Daisy Belle Chickens
As with all chickens with a single comb, Daisy Belles are at risk for developing frostbite in the winter. You can use a swipe of vaseline to help protect their comb and wattles from freezing in low temperatures.
Otherwise, they are a hardy, healthy hybrid breed of chicken.