If you’re new to chickens, or thinking of expanding your flock, you’ll want to consider these 5 chicken breeds.
In this session of What The Cluck?!, we look at 3 heritage breeds and 2 modern breeds that are perfect for any backyard flock, and are also great for anyone wanting to make a business out of raising chickens for eggs.
We also talk a bit about the history of each breed, and at the end of the episode, you’ll walk away armed with more information about each breed, and an idea of which breed might be right for you.
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
- Plymouth Rocks
- Rhode Island Reds
- Buff Orpingtons
- Black Sex Links
- Production Reds
As well as:
- The advantages of each,
- Their histories, and
- Reasons each one is an excellent addition to any homestead.
Images of Each Chicken Breed:
Links we discuss in this podcast:
The Livestock Conservancy (Note: I said this site was the Livestock Conservatory in the podcast; I misspoke, it’s the Livestock Conservancy. I apologize for the error.)
Creating a Self-Sustaining Flock Through Selective Breeding, Episode 4 of What The Cluck?!
Feeding Your Hens Right!
I’d like to hear from you!
Which breed is right for your backyard flock? Which chicken breed is your favorite? Email me at email@example.com or comment below!
Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock, which was a best seller in it’s Amazon category. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, Community Chickens, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside Magazine. She lives on her farm in Southeast Missouri with her husband, two children, and about a million chickens and ducks. You can follow Maat on Facebook here and Instagram here.
What do you think about the Golden Comet? Have a couple and they have great temperment and lay almost every day.
Golden Comets are great too. They’re like production reds, derived from Rhode Island Reds and Delawares (I believe), so I kind of lump them in the same group with production reds (in my head that is), since they’re another industrial strain bred for excellent egg production, very hardy chickens and great layers! I love them!
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