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:

 

 

 

 

Whether your looking for great chicken breeds for your backyard flock or just love to learn about the history of popular breeds, you'll love this podcast. From FrugalChicken
Barred Rock
Whether your looking for great chicken breeds for your backyard flock or just love to learn about the history of popular breeds, you'll love this podcast. From FrugalChicken
Rhode Island Red Hen

 

Whether your looking for great chicken breeds for your backyard flock or just love to learn about the history of popular breeds, you'll love this podcast. From FrugalChicken
Buff Orpington

 

Whether your looking for great chicken breeds for your backyard flock or just love to learn about the history of popular breeds, you'll love this podcast. From FrugalChicken
Black sex link hen
Whether your looking for great chicken breeds for your backyard flock or just love to learn about the history of popular breeds, you'll love this podcast. From FrugalChicken
One example of a production red hen.

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.)

 

American Poultry Association

 

Creating a Self-Sustaining Flock Through Selective Breeding, Episode 4 of What The Cluck?!
Feeding Your Hens Right!

 

FrugalChicken Instagram

 

FrugalChicken Facebook Group


 

I’d like to hear from you!

 

Which breed is right for your backyard flock? Which chicken breed is your favorite? Email me at editor@thefrugalchicken.com or comment below!

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

    1. 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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