Shetland Hen

Although almost extinct, the Shetland Hen is one of the most fascinating and intriguing landrace chickens in the world.  For half a millennium these birds have inhabited the Scottish Isles, their ancestors the survivors of shipwrecked Spanish galleons that were destroyed by the rocky shores of these remote windswept islands.  The Spanish birds carried in them the blue-egg genes from South America, and by crossing with the native Scottish chickens produced a remarkable tribe of hardy, beautiful fowl.

Greenfire Farms was able to obtain some of the last Shetland Hens in existence, and we’re pleased to bring this breed to North America for the first time.