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Buckeye Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3.5/5

Acquired: Bred animal myself

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Temperament

3/5

Hen brooding behavior

3/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

2/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

4/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

3/5

Hens are generally calm, roosters get aggressive

By

United States

Posted Nov 21, 2015

Originally I adopted two hens of this breed and one rooster. Unfortunately, the rooster was so aggressive that we had to give him away. He would peck at your toes and fingers, as well as fly up to you and dig his claws into your skin. It was getting unbearable and dangerous for the other animals, as he would also attack our dogs. Maybe we were unlucky with our rooster, but I have heard of other cases where the males are really aggressive.

The hens were good at foraging, but don't mind being in a coop either. They are perfect for free range raising. Their egg quality was good, occasionally producing very large eggs depending on the time of the year and the amount of other chickens they live with. They are calm and easy-going. Would certainly recommend to first timers.

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