What Is Your Favourite Chicken Breed?

What is your favourite chicken breed?

Chickens and hens are kept for many reasons:

  • They lay eggs.
  • Provide meat.
  • As pets.
  • For company.
  • Their plummage.
  • Their disposition and character.

My favourite breed is the leghorn as I kept a white leghorn for 5 years. She was called Hatty and she had a brilliant personality. She ruled the roost over the guinea fowl, cats and me! She laid white eggs which were delicious.

I recently asked what is your favourite chicken breed on twitter and I got a good response:

  • White Leghorn
  • Polands
  • Pekins
  • White Sussex
  • Lavender Pekin
  • La Fleche
  • Cream Legbar
  • Welsummer
  • Cochin
  • Buff Orpingtons
  • Rocks
  • Sussex
  • Ambers
  • C Blacktails
  • Rangers
  • Frizzle
  • Ameracauna
  • Jersey Giants

Thanks to the following for their responses katygodbeer, mumsmuddyveg, ben short, mollycupcakes, sarah williams, vickymd, henthusiasts , ravilious , Mopsa, lwescott and sarahj26.

If you keep hens or are interested in keeping hens then visit the farmingfriends hen forum for the latest chat about hens and then check out the books shown below about keeping hens which are informative and excellent for the beginner and a handy reference for the more experienced hens keeper.

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