Lincolnshire Buff Chickens
Using information found by the Lincolnshire Buff Poultry Society, learn more about Lincolnshire Buff Chickens on South Ormsby Estate.
Lincolnshire is unique among the English Counties in that we boast four distinct breeds of livestock which originated within the County boundaries. The Lincoln Longwool sheep, The Lincolnshire Red cattle, The Lincolnshire buff chickens and the curly coat pig. The Lincolnshire Curly Coat also known as the Baston Pig, is now an extinct British breed of domestic pig. There are various people and societies working hard to insure that no such tragedies as extinction happens again. The ‘Lincolnshire Buff Poulty Society’, the ‘Lincoln longwool sheep breeders association’ and the ‘Lincoln Red Cattle Society’ all do excellent work in making their breeds known and making joining the society fun and easy to promote their respective breed.
Here at the estate, we are trying to promote the rise in numbers and popularity in the Lincolnshire heritage breeds. We are proud of our growing herd of around 340 Lincolnshire red cattle and hope to increase our numbers of buff chickens. The estate currently boasts a small flock of 4 cockerels and 12 hens, which includes the seven birds which hatched this year. Plans to increase the number to 500 chickens is currently being discussed and we are looking into the possibilities of housing a larger flock. The flock currently lives in the Walled Gardens and has its own chicken-house for shelter.