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Gold Star Reviews

Positive Reviews

Butterprint

Gold Star for the Gold Star

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Pros: Early egg layer, friendly, unafraid, sweet, quiet

Cons: Vulnerable to predators

We have a flock of six chickens and two ducks, and we have one Gold Star. She is by far our friendliest of the flock, she comes running whenever we bring out food and treats, and was the first to be tamed and eat out of our hands. She is quiet and really sweet, and she started laying eggs at only 18 weeks old!    We're on our first chickens, but knowing the differences between our breeds so far (we also have a Rhode Island Red, Delaware x Hampshire, Plymouth Rock, and two Sicilian Buttercups) we probably would have sprung for more Gold Stars if we'd known how great she'd turn out to be. We will definitely consider more of this breed in the future.    Similar to the...
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Negative Reviews

CrazyHenLady386

Also known as "Brown Stars" Dont reccomend them but not for the reason you think!

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Pros: Cuddly and good layers for a year and a half

Cons: Susceptable to Internal Laying. Dont live Long :(

This breed is very easily acquired and seem like the perfect pet for your kids or yourself. In Fact my favourite hen is a Brown Star named "Piper". Be warned these chickens do not have longevity and are very susceptable to "Internal Laying". Internal laying is an incureable disorder where the hen keeps putting the yolks of her eggs in the wrong spot in her layng tract. You will often notice the hen has a hard, swollen abdomen and her clocoa feathers are all wetted down with the yolk of the eggs. Basically the bird has a serious infection in her uterous. It looks like egg binding because the hen is hunched over and not very livey. The hen will start to lose body condition and have a...
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More Reviews

HenGirl2002

They are very good and tame.

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Pros: They lay good eggs and are very tame.

They are lovely hens and if you treat them they can become very tame like my Goldie she is close to being 2 years old now and she is still laying some times she slows down her laying in the winter but i still get eggs!! I love Gold Stars, and I love my Goldie. HenGirl2002
MinnetonkaBoater

Best Ever

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Pros: Great Layer, Friendliest

Cons: none

Our Gold Star is a rock star of a laying hen.  She not only lays almost everyday in warm weather, she also lays nice large eggs.  She is the first to come running when you come near the coop and always squats to be picked up.  I will not be getting more chickens when these finally go, but if I were I would definitely have a Gold Star in the flock.
cp3hend

Great Layers

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Pros: lay eggs every day

Cons: chase new girls that were added to flock

I have two Red Stars and they lay every day, I mean, every day.  They are friendly and like to be petted.   They love to be the first in line to come outside to free range.
Teresia

Gold Star Sex-Link

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Pros: friendly, good layer

Cons: flies the coop a lot

Just noticed there is also a Golden Star Sex Link listed. This is the same breed.  A hybrid, part Rhode Island Red. Mine likes to fly over the fence into the neighbor's yard. Gets along with the other hens, doesn't mind being held. Good early layer of large brown eggs.
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