- Mar 16, 2009
I'm going to get six hens. I've done some research and found that Buff Orpingtons and Buff Brahmas are calm and good with children (I have a 3-year-old). I've read they lay brown eggs. My wife wants some chickens that lay eggs of other colors. So, I've also considered Ameraucanas. Are these good with kids? Or can anyone recommend a chicken that lays colorful eggs that are good with kids. I live in Utah, so it gets cold out here in the winter. My plan would be to get three Buff Orpingtons and three Buff Brahmas, or two of each and two that lay colorful eggs. Does that sound like a reasonable plan or should I not mix the breeds so much? thanks.