Although it’s winter, now is the time to start thinking about what breeds you want to add to your backyard chicken flock.
While all chickens will lay eggs, some are better layers than others. In this episode, we talk about 5 breeds you can add to your flock for consistent egg production. They also make great pets!
- Which breeds I’m planning to add
- Why you need to start thinking about your perfect flock now and not in the spring
- Which breeds will give you blue eggs
- Why I love Production Reds out of all the available layer breeds out there.
Links we discuss:
Chickens: Naturally Raising a Sustainable Flock
Araucana, Ameraucana, & Easter Egger Chickens: 3 Breeds For Blue Eggs
I’d like to hear from you!
What breeds of chickens will you add to your flock this spring? Which is your favorite? Leave a 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.