Java Chickens

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”199″ img_size=”600×600″ style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Megaluno Ranch loves Java Chickens! When we began our search for the perfect homestead chicken we had this criteria in mind: 1) They needed to be low maintenance. 2) They needed to be able to feed themselves. 3) They needed to be prolific egg layers. We quickly realized that the Java out shines the rest, fulfilling all of our requirements and then some!

Read below to find out more about the breed and why we raise Java Chickens here at Megaluno Ranch.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”208″ img_size=”300×300″ alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”205″ img_size=”300×300″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”206″ img_size=”300×300″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”“Our Javas are egg-cellent ‘free-rangers’!“” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_tta_tabs style=”outline” color=”chino” active_section=”1″][vc_tta_section title=”About Javas” tab_id=”1441874218694-385c7ca7-4943d482-353c”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”174″ style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”History” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

“The Java is considered the second oldest breed of chicken developed in America. Its ancestors were reputed to have come from the Far East, possibly from the isle of Java. Sources differ on the time of origin of the Java, but the breed was known to be in existence in America sometime between 1835 and 1850…It is possible 1835 may even be late in the development of this breed.”*

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“Mottled Javas should have very intense red eye color, and their feathering is black with splashes, or mottles, of white. The legs of the Mottled Java should be a broken leaden-blue with yellow soles…All Javas have yellow skin and lay brown eggs.”*

Here at Megaluno Rach we are proud to have Mottled Javas.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”213″ img_size=”350×350″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Why Javas” tab_id=”1441874218832-398800e3-835ed482-353c”][vc_custom_heading text=”Why Choose Java Chickens?” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]WHY CHOOSE JAVAS? Java Chickens are a heritage breed that excels at free-ranging. They are a perfect addition to any homestead or farm that would like birds who can fend for themselves. They can be used as meat birds but also make good egg layers.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check” color=”green”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Excellent at Free-ranging ” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Java Chickens are considered the best free-ranging chickens in the United States.  They are so good at feeding themselves that we do not feed our Javas Spring through Fall. Even in the winter Javas can scratch out enough food to survive as long as there is no ice.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check” color=”green”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Low Maintenance” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Our Java Chickens are extremely low maintenance. Over the years that we have had Javas we have not needed to worm them nor have any fallen victim to disease. As long as they have a safe place to sleep and access to fresh water – Javas will thrive![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check” color=”green”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Fantastic Mothering Skills” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Java Chickens go broody easily and are well able to raise their own chicks.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check” color=”green”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Good Temperament” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]Java Chickens are a docile and gentle breed. Roosters are generally peaceful with each other and the hens. They tend to not be aggressive towards people. Our hens are slightly aloof, but are not people shy either.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check” color=”green”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”Excellent Meat Flavor” google_fonts=”font_family:Raleway%3A100%2C200%2C300%2Cregular%2C500%2C600%2C700%2C800%2C900|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Here is what The Livestock Concervancy has to say about Javas in their ‘Quick Reference Guide to Heritage Chickens’ pdf:

“Premier homestead fowl; excellent forager; slower growth equating to excellent meat flavor”

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