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Cinnamon Quens -- type of sex link

Average User Rating:
1/5,
  • Great egg machines. BUT KILLERS of any chicks or other hens in the same general area or visible area. I got these a year ago and everything was great until about a month ago. They have actually jumped/flown over a 4 foot tall plus fence where I have my 8 weeks old chicks. I finally caught them and have raised the fence but NOT until they killed 50 plus chicks. And NOW that they can no longer get to the chicks they have started on my older hens. Light Brahma's , other cinnamon queens, and Austrolorps.

    NEVER AGAIN you loose way more in dead chickens then you gain in egg production
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose, egg laying and meat production

    Comb: single

    Broodiness: not normally

    Climate Tolerance:


    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity: 250 to 320 per year


    Egg Size:large to jumbo

    Egg Color: brown


    Breed Temperament:



    Breed Colors / Varieties:

    various shades of red with some white


    Breed Details:
    The Cinnamon Queen is one of two modern day production brown egg laying strains from hybrid breeding from Cackle Hatchery[​IMG] that produce fast body development, fast egg production and rich brown egg shell color. These strains will start to lay eggs at a younger age than most standard heritage breeds and produce big large/extra large brown eggs. They are also color sexable as chicks for the first generation which are the chicks you will receive. Cockerel chicks are white and the pullet chicks are more brownish red in color. Leg color is mostly yellow but a few may have some greenish color. Feathering color varies with brownish feathers and white feathers on the adult hens. Feathering color varies from totally white to white with light to dark red feathers in shoulder feathers in the adult rooster. Chicks from this second generation will not be color sexable and will come in multiple colors. The parent stock is made from a proprietary Cackle Hatchery[​IMG] bloodline/strain of the Rhode Island Red male and the Rhode Island White female





    Chicken Breed Photos:


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    Rooster



    Hen



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    Chick




    Adolescent



Recent User Reviews

  1. twisted-acres-farm
    1/5,
    "not worth the loss of other hens."
    Pros - egg laying machines
    Cons - Killers of chicks and any weak or slow or older hens.
    Never again.
    Overall:
    0.5
    Purchase Date:
    2015-05-01

User Comments

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  1. twisted-acres-farm
    First they were flying over about a 4 1/2 foot tall fence to get to the chicks who were about 8 weeks old. And then pecking/ripping their (chicks) heads off. We actually caught them do that. Since I raised the fence to over 7 feet. They are now taking out other hens their age or older and each other as well.

    This is all strange since the one rooster (I rehomed) was a SUPER nice roo and great to his hens.
  2. Garjzla
    My chickens do kill chicks and if there are any smaller or new chickens they'll attack them just a little...But I didn't know that was bad, haha. I thought chickens were just cannibals that didn't like chicks so much.
    Of course, none of my chickens have killed another chicken.

    Though I've been interested in getting some Quens, since they're so cute. Could you explain more about what was going on?
  3. CluckerCottage
    Never again for me as well.
    Very mean hens and will attack other chickens for sport, it seems.
    Once Queenie is gone-- no more Cinnamon Queens!
    The only thing saving her life is the fact that she lays daily and I need those eggs for my business.
  4. summerb123
    lol i had the same problem mine also ate eggs we end up culling her

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