About La Fleche (A.K.A. "The Devil Bird") Chickens
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About La Fleche (A.K.A. About La Fleche (A.K.A. "The Devil Bird") Chickens

La Flechern(which is French for the "the Arrow") chickens have the nickname of "the DevilrnBird" because they have a large red V comb that looks like the classic redrnhorns associated with the Devil.rnrn 

rnrnLa Fleche chickensrnare a dual purpose bird. They lay three large, extra-large, white eggs a weekrnfrom March to October averaging 180 per annum. However, La Fleches stand out asrna meat foul. They seemingly distribute their fat to create an enviable juicinessrnin all parts of the carcass. La Fleche chicks grow slowly but make up for it inrnflavor and in their high dressed ratio (dressed weight/live weight) atrnbutchering time. rnrn 

rnrnLa Fleche chickensrnwill adapt to confinement but prefer foraging over roosting or brooding. Theyrnlike the open range and will travel far if left to their own devices. Their abilityrnto fly adds to their foraging range and allows the La Fleche the attractivernoption of tree roosting. Without proper precautions the La Fleche farmer canrnwake up to find his flock gone. La Fleche chickens work well on a small farmrnbut fail in a suburban backyard. As a whole they shun human interaction andrndomestication.rnrn 

rnrnThey have extremelyrnlong red wattles that stand in stark contrast to large white earlobes. LarnFleche chickens carry themselves in a tall, upright manner. Although theyrnproduce white meat, La Fleche chickens carry themselves on dark, leaden bluernlegs. La Fleche chickens display full tails with a large number of decorativernfeathers. They have several colorings of plumage; however, only the Black LarnFleche has made into the American Poultry Association's Standard of Perfectionrnbook as of 1874.rnrn 


rnrnLa Fleche chickensrncan clear a six foot fence. To contain them, you will need to completelyrnenclose the pen. La Fleches like large foraging spaces. Give them as much roomrnas you can spare. Their long comb, wattles, and earlobes put them at great riskrnfrom frostbite. If you choose to keep La Fleche in the northern latitudes, yournmust provide a warm coop. La Fleche hens lay through October. Give them goodrnlayer food that supplements calcium and protein. Provide artificial light inrnthe morning hours to lengthen laying time.


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