The Araucana is a hardy breed which exhibits a high level of vigour. They will cope well with poor weather conditions and are suited to both free-range and more confined husbandry approaches. They are capable of short flight but are not prone to taking to the wing so medium height fencing will be sufficient. The crest size can vary according to the country of origin. However, care should be taken not to allow it to cause vision impairment, plus regular checks for the presence of lice is advisable.