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Queenie

Araucana Chicken

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Farmyard / Feedstore adoption

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

5/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

3/5

Large eggs

2/5

Colorful eggs

4/5

The Queen of the Coop

By

Felton, California, United States

Posted Jan 20, 2017

Out of my 7 chickens, my Araucana hen AKA Queenie has the biggest adventure spirit. We didn't clip the wings of our birds, and without a cover over their outdoor coop area Queenie flies out of her fenced in area and into our large fenced in yard daily. With no real daily danger to them in our yard during the day, I don't mind when one or two fly out of the coop to help me weed the yard and keep spiders away. Just today I was out putting them away and couldn't find Queenie for the longest time until I found her nesting under a Raspberry vine! After she left I found three beautiful green eggs, I guess she doesn't like the nesting boxes we provided her! This chicken rules the coop, does what she wants and seems to be able to find the best places to dust, soak up the sun and forage for goodies in the weeds. She is kind to my small dog and will gladly let you pick her up and pet her really soft feathers. After having a few Araucana hens growing up, I am very happy with my Queenie.

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