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Orpington

Orpington

“ Buff Orpingtons are so friendly, do well in winter, and are a "Heritage Breed".  I honestly believe that anything hybridized has been compromised.  Heritage breeds are more hearty than production or hybrid breeds.  They display more traditional chicken behaviors, like foraging for food, being good setters (going broody easily), and roosting.  ...” --Keltara

96% Positive Reviews
Australorp

Australorp

“ I will start by saying that I love Australorps. In fact, my very favorite hen is an Australorp. She is such a sweet chicken and just let's you walk right up to her to pick her up. She doesn't run or anything. Sometimes she even comes up to me and acts like she wants to be petted. I love their deep black color with a greenish sheen and how they are built. They are also great layers. There was...” --chickenman98

95% Positive Reviews
Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock

“ Of all the hens we currently have, our barred plymouth rocks are the sweetest! Both of them will jump onto my lap and sit when I go into the coop. They never bother any of the other chickens, just simply quietly go about their business all day. One of the two we have especially loves for me to pet her and she will go right to sleep. I picked 2 of these for our flock because when I was a...” --countrygirl74

97% Positive Reviews
Easter Eggers

Easter Eggers

“ Of all the hens I have had over the years, my EE (named Cheeks) is the oldest, healthiest, and most predator savy.  She is going on 7 years old now and my chickens always free range.  We have a light predator load here, but we did have one fox attack, and numerous hawk attacks over the years.  She was hatched on my farm from an egg, and she has never been sickly, or...” --RaeRae2

96% Positive Reviews
Silkie

Silkie

“ Silkies are a wonderful bantam pet breed in my experience.  They have funny personalities and are friendly, even with children.  They make great, nurturing mothers and even the roosters are often good with chicks.  This is why some use silkies to hatch eggs from other types of poultry.  The silkie girls were born to be mothers and often go broody.  They are...” --Shayna

95% Positive Reviews
Cochin

Cochin

“ Cochins are among my favorite breeds. I had never had an aggressive cochin, even the roosters are super sweet.  They are very cuddly and love attention making them wonderful pets. Even though I have heard cochins are poor layers mine lay an egg a day, except for in the winter. ” --chickenluver100

94% Positive Reviews
Star

Star

“ I have a small flock, and I purchase my chickens from mypetchicken.com in small batches. I usually fret over whether or not my chicks are male or female, but with Red Stars, you do not have to worry...the males and females have differing feather colors upon hatching. I find the Red Stars to be friendly, easy to catch and pick up, and good layers. They are the perfect 'starter' chicken for a...” --applefalls

99% Positive Reviews
Rhode Island

Rhode Island

“ I have 3 RIRs in my flock, and they are the best. They always swarm me when I go into the coop in the morning. They even eat straight out of my hand, unlike the other birds in the flock. They will peck out my leg hairs, and peck at my freckles. They are the nicest birds I know. They even kind of guard this young Guinea Hen I have from the others. Plus, they have great nice size eggs; and lay...” --Chicken2628

93% Positive Reviews
Barred Rock

Barred Rock

“ I love my barred rock hen, she is probably one of my favorite chickens ever! She lays me an egg everyday, and just has the sweetest disposition. 5/5 star breed in my book !   Here is my pretty hen! ” --connor97

95% Positive Reviews
Ameraucana

Ameraucana

“ Ameraucanas are georgeous birds. My favorite variety are the blue, but i love them all (white, black, buff, wheaten, blue wheaten, brown red, silver and the un accepted colors too lavender and splash). The blue eggs they lay are so pretty too. Personally Ameraucanas are my favorite breed. The first chicken I ever had was an ameruacana. I love to show them. All of mine are docile, really cold...” --CCCCCCCCHICKENS

92% Positive Reviews
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