Icelandic Chickens
Solheimar breeds Icelandic chickens from one of the purest chicken lines in the world, the Sigrid line. We offer chicks or hatching eggs.
Called íslenska hænan, Haughænsni or landnámshænan in the Icelandic language, they are a landrace fowl which are rare outside its native country. They are an old breed of chicken, having been present on the island since introduction by Norse settlers in the 9th century.

Icelandic Chickens are not firmly standardized in appearance, and possess a wide range of plumage colours and patterns, skin colouration and comb types. Some have feather crests.

Despite this variance in appearance, Icelandic Chickens are uniformly hardy in winter, have white earlobes, and lay white coloured eggs. They are also said to be docile in temperament, and hens will readily go broody.
  • Hatching eggs - $5 each or $45 for 12
  • Chicks - $10 each