Santa Barbara, California
California, United States
Pennsylvania, United States
Other name(s): Cinnamon Queen Sex Link
Scientific name: Gallus gallus domesticus
Country / Place of origin: Not known
History: The Cinnamon Queen Chicken is a sex-linked cross breed brown egg laying chicken. It is a cross breed created from a Silver Laced Wyandotte Hen and a New Hampshire rooster. This breed has not been given recognition by the American Poultry Association.
Current Uses: Eggs
Appearance: Cinnamon Queen Chickens are color sexable as chicks. Cockerels are white and the pullets are brownish-red in color.
Average weight: 5.5 - 8 lbs.
Lifespan: 5 - 10 years
Diet: Cinnamon Queen’s are production fowl that require extra protein and calcium. A commercial egg laying pellet with approximately 16% protein will keep them satisfied. Besides feed, your Cinnamon Queen’s diet should be supplemented with veggies, fruits, and bugs. Oyster shell can be added to their diet if you fear your Cinnamon Queen’s are not getting enough calcium. Grit should also be offered if your birds have no access to small pebbles, which will help them digest their feed. Fresh water must be available at all times.
Housing: The Cinnamon Queen is a production fowl that can suffer from egg binding. To help avoid egg binding make sure your hen is getting enough calcium. Like many production fowl, the Cinnamon Queen can have a shortened lifespan. If raising a large flock of Cinnamon Queen’s, you may want to consider vaccinations. Cinnamon Queen’s are prone to feather pecking if housed in close quarters.
Health issues: Chickens can require the expert care of an avian veterinarian and regular check ups. There are several diseases that they can receive vaccines for such as Newcastles, Avian Flu, Avian Pox, Infectious Laryngotracheitis, and Marek’s Disease. Your vet may also recommend regular worming. Your vet can also be a valuable resource on aspects of good care that will prevent the spread of disease within your flock.
Behavior / Temperament / Activity level: In a small flock the Cinnamon Queen is outgoing, friendly, active, and makes an excellent pet. In a large commercial setting flock, they can be robotic, and very mean to one another.