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Introduction to Pure Breed Campines

The Campine is a very rare chicken in the U.K, they are absolutely beautiful with a gorgeous mottle feather colouration, they can be found in both gold and silver. They are not known for being broody and are a good pure breed laying hen offering 140-200 medium white eggs a year. They are docile and calm in nature but can be a little flighty until they are confident, they are fairly friendly and compatible with most breeds, but can be bullied if placed with more aggressive breeds. They are very robust and hardy, great for first-time keepers.

Good With Most

This breed will be suited with most other breeds, however, some gentle breeds are not compatible with Hybrids or more aggressive breeds. Check the full breed guide for more information.

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Aloof But Friendly

This breed will be very inquisitive and friendly; however, they can seem a little aloof as they do not like being handled too much and will be self-sufficient, they prefer to chicken about doing their own thing.

150-200 Medium White PA

This breed can lay up to 200 medium white coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being broody.

More About Campines

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Campine chickens are wonderful hens, they are gentle, calm and very sweet natured. They are incredibly inquisitive and quite friendly, perhaps not a lap chicken but they will follow you around and want to know what you’re up to. They like to be in company and do well in larger flocks, however, they can be bullied if put with more aggressive breeds. Suitable to be mixed with bantams and more gentle breeds. They are a hardy breed and are robust, disease resistant and make good first-time chickens.


The Campine is a large pure breed hen, they can fly and enjoy free ranging, they do not do well in smaller confined spaces and like to have perches, swings and enriched areas if in confinement too long. Due to their docile nature, they do like to have escapes and feel secure when they can get up high. They are comfortable following you around the garden and will be aloof but inquisitive and friendly, they are also very happy in a larger free-range situation as they like to forage. They can manage a house with a ramp or a ladder and would like roosting bars in their house to perch on at night.


The Campine chicken is an old European egg layer breed which originated in the northern part of Belgium, it is named for the Campine region of north-eastern Belgium and south-eastern Netherlands. They are believed to have been created from cross breeding with another European breed the Braekel and were first brought to the UK in the late 19th Century. They were originally bred for egg production and their white shelled eggs. They are considered a rare breed but have been slowly growing in popularity due to their good egg production, robust natures and docile temperaments. They are good laying hens for pure breeds and can lay up to 200 medium white eggs a year, they are not known for being broody and have an average life expectancy of about 7-10 years.

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