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Dominique Chicken

Overall satisfaction

2.25/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: Both

Appearance

4/5

Temperament

1/5

Hen brooding behavior

3/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

3/5

Tolerance for cold

3/5

Meat quantity

4/5

Egg quantity

3/5

Large eggs

1/5

Colorful eggs

3/5

Great Economy

By

United States

Posted Jun 24, 2015

Dominiques make up the vast bulk of my free-range flock. They may not lay as well as many (a small egg every other day) or get quite as big (my hens average a little over four pounds) but you can't beat these guys for economy. Spring through fall these birds do great on what they can forage off of my couple acres and a small meal at night.
They aren't the best choice for someone who's looking for a pet--but their flighty, skittish nature will keep them alive if you have hawks or raccoons ready to get at a unsuspecting bird. I've also found my birds to be uncommonly noisy, fine for a set up like mine with a lot of space between me and the neighbors, but maybe not so great for urban flock keepers.

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