My first two chickens were Araucanas and one of them, Dolores, is still around and gives me 6-8 eggs every year, mostly in the spring. The rest of the girls are Barred Rocks and they are all named "Chicken!" I would like to get some Buff Orpingtons for my next batch; I just think they are pretty!
I have one hen with a bad foot so she has her own little pen and a dog house for shelter. She was fine when she was little but at about 5 month's of age her foot just twisted up. She gives me eggs though! Her name is Gimper Chicken.