10 great chicken breeds for back yard raising

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So these are my top ten favorite breeds to raise in small flocks, although you can definitely add them to a larger flock too! All of these are pretty cheap, easily found birds.

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    This is an Easter Egger chicken, not to be confused with the Amerecuna.It is a good layer of blue, green, sometimes pink and occasionally brown or whi
    This is an Easter Egger chicken, not to be confused with the Amerecuna.It is a good layer of blue, green, sometimes pink and occasionally brown or white eggs.

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    Barred Plymouth Rocks are an excellent, friendly dual purpose breed.
    Barred Plymouth Rocks are an excellent, friendly dual purpose breed.

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    A classic chicken, the Rhode Island Red is a good layer of tan eggs.
    A classic chicken, the Rhode Island Red is a good layer of tan eggs.

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    Not the best layer, but a friendly, funny bird.
    Not the best layer, but a friendly, funny bird.

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    One of the many lovely breed strains of Wyandottes, this Silver Laced Wyandotte lays a reasonable number of light brown eggs.
    One of the many lovely breed strains of Wyandottes, this Silver Laced Wyandotte lays a reasonable number of light brown eggs.

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    The Australorp is one of my favorite breeds, kind and quirky and lays lots of medium brown eggs.
    The Australorp is one of my favorite breeds, kind and quirky and lays lots of medium brown eggs.

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    The Leghorn lays an astounding amount of white eggs, and though naturally inclined towards skittishness, if you are calm and patient they will become
    The Leghorn lays an astounding amount of white eggs, and though naturally inclined towards skittishness, if you are calm and patient they will become a lap bird!

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    How could I not include this Frizzle? Mainly a show bird.
    How could I not include this Frizzle? Mainly a show bird.

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    The Wellsummer, a excellent layer of chocolate brown eggs.
    The Wellsummer, a excellent layer of chocolate brown eggs.

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    The Olive Egger, a relatively new breed who lays Olive eggs.
    The Olive Egger, a relatively new breed who lays Olive eggs.

Comments (4)

autorenew

68 days ago
Ack,dogs are really bad with chickens.My dog killed a young turkey when she was a puppy,but other wise no killings,just ‘please let me eat that evil chickrn’but she’s bred for hunting so shrug.Any ways,good luck!
70 days ago
Now I want chickens 😂 🐓
My cousin was going to give us some of theirs (they had like ten I believe) but they went shopping and when they came back their dog had eaten them all! So sorry tmi but I want chickens haha
70 days ago
Thanks!
70 days ago
Nice!