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Campine Chicken

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Female

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

4/5

Hen brooding behavior

3/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

2/5

Meat quantity

N/A

Egg quantity

3/5

Large eggs

2/5

Colorful eggs

3/5

Escape Artists!

By

Valley Center, California, United States

Posted Sep 29, 2016

We have three Golden Campines in our flock of 18 chickens. They're a smaller, sleeker breed. They love to perch in trees or on top of sheds. They small enough to fly quite well, and often fly out of our chicken run to forage in the orchard. They always come home at night, but their adventurous attitude and small size make me sometimes worry about the large hawks we have in the area.

Because of their size, the eggs are a bit smaller than those from the larger birds, but they're productive. They're very beautiful birds, and a nice addition to a flock if you want a bit of variety outside of the standard reds or whites. I wouldn't recommend them if you have a small property or a run without a roof, as they seem to want to explore and forage most of the day.

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