- May 25, 2012
My family & I have decided to have our very own backyard chickens, but can't decide what kind to get. I, at first, really wanted silkies but I'm starting to change my mind. Where we live, we can only have two hens in our backyard. We are a family of six & would like to have hens that produce the most eggs possible. We have young kids who I'd like for them to see as pets, so really docile is important. We live in Texas, so it's very hot in the summer & we get to around 30 something in the winter at the very coldest. Any ideas or suggestions?