Best Breeds for Beginners

Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Red

  • Excellent layers, producing more than 250 medium-sized eggs per year
  • Very friendly and docile
  • Easy to care for – can adapt to confinement or free ranging
  • Hardy breed
Leghorn - White

Leghorn

  • Lay 250-300 medium eggs per year
  • Not a great choice if you’re looking for a pet as they aren’t very friendly or tame
  • Lightweight, just around 4 lbs.
  • Tolerate the heat well
Cornish Giants

Cornish

  • Great meat bird – fast growing, large bird
  • Less active and easily contained
  • Should be kept separate from the rest of the flock
  • Cold-hardy breed

*Content taken from the book, Little Giant, a beginner’s guide to raising chickens.

Best Breeds for Beginners

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