Best Chicken Breeds for Backyard Flocks
A survey from Mother Earth News:
Chickens are the perfect starter livestock for your homestead Â whether you have a small backyard in an urban area or 20 acres in the boondocks. Chickens provide eggs,
meat and fertilizer, plus theyÂre small and easy to manage.
Several chicken breed charts are available online and in books, but their information is often based on old data. So, to get current information on the best chicken breeds, we developed a survey of our readers who have lots of experience with various breeds. (Many thanks to more than 1,000 readers who participated in the survey.) The summaries below include only results from people who have more than three yearsÂ experience raising chickens. And we only included breeds or hybrids if at least three people responded to questions about them.
Directory of Hatcheries & Poultry Breeders
Here is a link that might be useful: Chicken Breed Survey from Mother Earth News