How I Raised Rutin Chickens At Home

The rutin Chicken may be the first time some Internet users hear about it. Still, it is not considered a rare species. It is distributed in several parts of the world, such as India, Bangladesh, Malaysia

The rutin chicken is recognized as one of the most miniature chicken breeds in the world. The female chicken is 10-18 cm long and weighs 40-60 g. The upper body is reddish-brown, and the lower is light yellow or yellowish-brown. The male chicken is slightly smaller than the female, 10-14 cm long, and weighs 30-45 g. The feathers are brightly colored, with a light yellow central crown stripe on the head and grayish-blue on the side of the head, neck, chest, and breast.

Another notable difference between male and female Rudders is that the former have irises that transition from vermilion to crimson. The latter have brown irises, yellow legs and feet, and black beaks. Breeders use this feature to identify the male and female rutin chickens quickly. However, because of the continued popularity of the rutin chicken, the breeders have bred a variety of colorful rutin chickens, resulting in the difference between males and females becoming smaller and smaller.


The rutin Chicken may be the first time some Internet users hear about it. Still, it is not considered a rare species. It is distributed in several parts of the world, such as India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc., and several provinces in China, including Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Fujian. It should be noted that although the distribution of rutin chicken is significant, the number of each place is scarce. It is said that Hainan’s rutin chicken was utterly wiped out for some time.

In recent years, there has been a boom in the pet market for breeding rutin chickens, one of the most important reasons being their small size and superb egg-laying ability. The cross-section of an egg is about the same as a 50-cent coin. And smaller than a quail egg, each weighing about 8 grams. And means that the eggs laid in 7-8 days can catch up with their weight, making it a proper “egg-laying machine.”

And that’s not all! Studies have shown that the eggs of rutin chickens contain a substance called rutin, an antioxidant that clears the liver and fire cools the blood, and stops bleeding. And is anti-inflammatory and anti-viral and is often used in medicine to treat chronic bronchial, hypertension, retinal hemorrhage, diabetes, cataracts, and other diseases. In addition, the other nutrients in rutin eggs are not inferior to those in eggs and quail eggs and are among the best in eggs.

What is of interest to netizens is whether or not rutin chickens can be farmed. The answer is yes. There is no problem with farming, but it requires specific skills.


The most suitable temperature is 25-32℃, and it grows fastest at 27℃. In winter, the temperature of the farm needs to be raised above 10℃, and it is weak in disease resistance, so the breeding base is mainly concentrated in Yunnan, Guangdong, and Guizhou.

Farmed rutin chickens can be marketed in about 45-50 days and start laying eggs in about 60 days. Currently, a reed chicken can be sold for more than 12 yuan, and eggs are between 1-2 yuan. It looks pretty profitable, but large-scale breeding of mainly rutin chickens is not as developed as imagined because of various factors.

If netizens also want to raise them at home, it is not recommended to introduce too many at once and try to present a few first. The key to feeding rutin chickens indoors is to provide a comfortable breeding ground. The mainstream practice uses tea stalks, sawn wood, rice hulls, wood chips, etc., as bedding. And then, add some fermentation bacteria so that the feces excreted by rutin chickens will be automatically decomposed. There will not be too much odor indoors.

Feeding rutin hens can use the feed for quail, and it is recommended to grind it in advance. You can also mix oats, beans, and wheat and scrape them together. When chicks are fed some shrimp meal, fish meal, and vegetables, it can enhance the immunity of rutin chickens.

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