chickens
chicken breeds I have kept
There is a huge range of chicken breeds and choosing the right breed for your needs can be daunting.  There is no perfect chicken, each breed has it's own advantages and disadvantages.  For information on the different breeds I have kept over the years click the  LINKS  on the left. Of course there are many more chicken breeds then the one's I have listed so when deciding what's the best breed for you I suggest you check out other poultry sites as well.

Note that my experiences of a particular breed may be very different to other people's.  Differences in environment and slight variations within a breed may produce quite different results.

Also, when I talk about egg laying capabilities of the different chickens I have kept please note that I have never compiled any accurate egg production statistics.  All I have used are my general observations, which are bound to be at least a bit inaccurate.