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Golden Nugget

Average User Rating:
4/5,
  • Breed Purpose:
    Dual Purpose
    Comb:
    Single
    Broodiness:
    Seldom
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
    Egg Productivity:
    High
    Egg Size:
    Large
    Egg Color:
    Light brown to cream
    Breed Temperament:
    Hardy, good foragers, independent
    Breed Colors/Varieties:
    Buff
    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    From S & G Poultry's website:
    "The Golden Nugget is our table egg bird. It is a prolific egg layer, producing a good-sized brown egg with excellent shell quality. Many customers keep these birds for well over a year with total eggs approaching 300 per bird.

    Underneath the golden outer feathers is an amazing layer of down feathers, similar to duck or goose down. Because of this downy layer, the Golden Nugget can be raised in almost any climate, from snow to the 96 degree temperatures of Alabama. It's the best forager in our product line."
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  • Chicken Breed Info:
    Breed Purpose:
    Egg production, dual purpose

    Comb: Single

    Broodiness: Seldom

    Climate Tolerance: All climates


    General Egg Info:
    Egg Productivity:
    High

    Egg Size: Large

    Egg Color: Light brown to cream


    Breed Temperament:
    Hardy, good foragers, independent, standoffish


    Breed Colors / Varieties:
    Buff



    Breed Details:





    Chicken Breed Photos:


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    Rooster


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    Egg



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Recent User Reviews

  1. mrs buff laced
    4/5,
    "Good Mama hen and egg layer"
    Pros - Strong, good egg prodution, gets to a good size
    Cons - she can be grouchy
    Blondie (the name of our golden nugget chicken) was our first broody hen and does very well in egg production. She raised her chick well and we have another good egg laying hen because of it. She free ranges very well and isn't a lot of trouble. Although she can sometimes be grouchy we still love her!
    Overall:
    4.5
  2. HisMorbidDesire
    5/5,
    "Mother Hen??"
    i want one
    Overall:
    5
  3. Lothiriel
    3/5,
    "Good layer, similar to sexlinks"
    Pros - High egg production, good forager, hardy
    Cons - standoffish and rather rude
    I bought 2 Golden Nugget pullets from S & G Poultry a couple years ago. I have one left, Clotilde, and she lays nice, very large, light brown/cream eggs daily. She's very hardy -- when we had a very frigid winter last year, some of my birds got frostbitten combs, but even though Clotilde's is quite large, she has remained frostbite free. She's an excellent forager too -- outside as much as possible.

    The cons I listed won't be an issue for many. I just prefer my hens to be friendly. Clotilde is very independent and can be standoffish. She doesn't like to be held, and absolutely refuses to squat for me. She loved my rooster though. When I got rid of him she got even more rude than she already was. I guess chickens do have emotional attachments. [​IMG]

    I am happy with Clotilde, but I probably wouldn't choose to get more Golden Nuggets. Even my Black Sexlinks are friendlier than she is.
    Overall:
    3

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