Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted May 29, 2014
Cinnabun was not my most creative name. She was, however, one of the largest hens that I had the pleasure of owning. One of them.
If I was interested in meat birds, she would have been a prime candidate for them! This is a trait that seems to follow all of the hens of this breed - stocky things, with a lot of meat on them.
They lay medium sized eggs, usually brown in color. Cinnabun would lay anywhere from one to two a day during the Summer. In the winter she only ever layed one egg. I always fed her a mix of scratch and layer's crumble, which is what I feed all of my chickens. In the winter, I add in a calcium supplement, which can be bought at any farm and feed store.
My hen was very friendly and would actually come when I called her name. I get them when they're very young though, and they stay in my house until I deem them large enough to go out with the rest of the hens.