Are Araucana hens difficult to keep? We had two and I've posted before about the sad case of one. Beaten up by others, still in recuperation in her own pen. She acts like she had a stroke or severe head trauma. Happy, but poor balance. She is getting feathers. Yesterday, the other one was panting. It wasn't HOT here, but pretty muggy. I thought she was not happy with the humidity. They had food, but some was damp because of rain. Plenty of water. Friday evening when I pulled weeds and tossed the clods into their pen, she scratched with the best of them. This morning, I found her dead in the coup like she fell off of the roost. These two hens were kind of expensive, by my lights, plus we were already attached. She laid a green egg every other day, but missed the last two. When the other hens weren't happy with the feeder and went on strike, she ate and laid. Now, we have a dead one and a severely disabled one and no green eggs.