In the Brooder
- Dec 31, 2011
My daughter, age 12, has loved ALL birds for many years and I finally bought her a coop for Christmas this year...plus books on raising backyard chickens. We're so excited to get chicks this spring!! BUT we need help choosing a breed of chicken. Ideally we're looking for a breed that is (1) winter hardy -- although we do plan to add electricity/heat to the coop; (2) since my daughter also loves--dare I say it--birds of prey, it would be great to get a chicken that looks like a hawk if possible -- her friend used to have one; (3) one that is docile, easily held and people-friendly (4) a fair to good egg layer. Any help would be appreciated!!