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Butternut

Ameraucana Chicken

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

2/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

4/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

4/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

5/5

My sweet little cuddler

By

Rimrock, Arizona, United States

Posted Oct 29, 2016

When I informed my husband (fiance at the time) that we were getting chickens, he looked at me like i had grown an extra head, but nodded and said " Well, okay then". He was a bit skeptical, so we started with 3 chicks. My little butternut followed me everywhere from day 1! Every time I went out to the coop she would jump up, begging to be held. Then she started laying eggs. The biggest, most beautiful shade of turquoise I had ever seen! My husband soon got over his doubts about chickens and became instantly hooked on those yummy eggs. He demanded that we go get more chickens! We ended up with 15, mostly Ameraucaunas. They lay one to two eggs daily of any imaginable color (pink, orange, blue, green), and the eggs are very large and have a very rich flavor. All of my hens are very friendly, and don't mind being held. Of all the breeds we have, Ameraucaunas are definitely my favorite!

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