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Amberlink is our breed of choice for layers

Why we like the Amberlink

  • Does well in the heat of Summer
  • They are very active and are top-notch foragers
  • Have good egg production, in that a hen will lay around 270 eggs a year
  • Not as aggressive as other breeds

Brief history of the Amberlink

If you farmed in the 1970’s you might remember the Amberlink, as it originated in the USA. But as egg production moved away from small family farms to large corporation-run confinement operations in the 1980’s the Amberlink breed fell out of favor as they do not do well in confinement.  They must be given room to forage and move around. 

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