There are over 400 breeds of chickens!
hi everyone! I am on vacation in Tokyo right now! It is raining outside but we are going to the fish market anyway to have sushi for breakfast! Then on to Nippori to buy fabric. I love Japan! Anyway, I prepared a post for you for my chicken series before I left and here it is: Here are the most recommended breeds for the person who wants to get started with raising chickens for eggs. These chickens are also easy to find locally and have good attitudes in general!:
White leghorns- These are the best egg layers.
Araucanas or Eater eggers lay bluish green eggs.
Orpingtons known for gentleness and large brown eggs.
Wyandotte have a pretty lacy pattern on the breast, are super friendly and good layers. They are also known for broodiness,which means they make good mama hens!
Rhode Island Red are a common breed that are good layers and broody as well.
You may have heard of this type of chicken.
Heritage breeds are historic breeds that are in danger of becoming extinct ,like heirloom vegetables, due to industrial farming practices.
Keep these breeds from becoming extinct and shrinking the gene pool of chickens by raising some.
You can find a list of heritage breeds online and there are special hatcheries you can order them from.