The Boschvelder chicken is very hardy and survives well on the veld and natural foods. It is only necessary to supplement a little food to what it picks up free ranging.

It withstands varied climatic conditions in South Africa and is also very disease tolerant.

Egg production is in the region of 240 eggs a year in spite of minimal feeding.

The Boschveld is an indigenous chicken and as yet is not presented at poultry shows. If you want a chicken that can take care of itself then this is your breed. Let it run around outside and you will be amazed at how little feed needs to be purchased.