Hedemora Hen

A pair of Hedemora Hens
Photo courtesy of the Svenska Lanthönsklubben

These calm birds were developed in the forested areas of the part of Sweden known as Hedemora.

Good layers and also good broodies, they are cold tolerant and take a large part of their diet on free-range. Due to their very thick feathering, they are able to brood very large clutches of eggs.

They weigh around 5 pounds (2 kilos) and occur in many colors. I think that the pair shown above are really attractive chickens and hope I can get some like them someday!


Hedemora Links:

Greenfire Farms has Hedemora


Lemon Blue Hedemora roosters -- I want some!
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Hedemora hen and chicks
Photo courtesy of Marie Ohlson

Various colors of Hedemora hens
Photos courtesy of Susanne Larsson

More Hedemora: clean-legged pullet and feather-legged cockerel
Photos courtesy of Greenfire Farms

Two more hens and a rooster
Photos courtesy of Susanne Larsson

And three more hens
Photos courtesy of Susanne Larsson

A Silkie-feathered Hedemora pullet
Photo courtesy of Greenfire Farms


Hedemora chicks
Photos courtesy of Susanne Larsson


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