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Vorwerk Chickens

Vorwerk Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Vorwerk Chickens

Vorwerk chickens are a rare pure breed, they are very friendly birds and incredibly docile. They are a large utility breed, they love to forage and free roam and would be ideal in a larger garden or acreage et up, they are inquisitive and gentle, not known for bullying they are suitable with most bantams and other pure breeds.

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.

150-170 Medium Cream/White PA

This breed will lay up to 170 medium, to large, cream/white coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being overly broody

More About Vorwerk

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Vorwerk chickens are a lovely, gentle natured rare pure breed, they are large and confident but docile at the same time. They are great pets as they are curious and inquisitive and like human company. They are not an overly cuddly breed but will hand tame and take treats form your palm over time once trust has been gained, they will also follow you about talking to you a lot. They are good for older children as they are strong and robust and not aggressive, but don’t like to be handled too much. They mix well with other breeds and can be placed on their own on mixed flocks.


The Vorwerk is a utility bird and as such they are self-sufficient, they love to forage and are very happy free roaming the fields, they would be suited to a smaller set up but would need run enrichment such as: logs to climb on, sand baths to languish in and areas of dirt to forage in. They are alert, smart and great for first time chicken keepers. They are suited with most other breeds and can even be placed with some of our delicate bantams. They like company and are very inquisitive, they can fly so you will need a good enclosure to keep them in when not around our out free ranging, they can also manage a house with a ladder or a ramp.


In the early 1900s a German poultry breeder by the name Oskar Vorwerk began to create a medium-sized, utilitarian chicken. Using the belted plumage pattern of the Lakenvelder with a dark brown rust coloured base the new breed was sometimes incorrectly called the Golden Lakenvelder which is a separate breed from the Vorwerk. By 1913, the Vorwerk was standardised, the breed is very rare in the U.K. and mainly found in Europe, there is also a bantam version of this very pretty breed, they are not known for being broody and can lay up to 170 large cream-coloured eggs a year, they life expectancy is about 5-10 years.

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