(We just bought these) Barred Plymouth Rock - The kind of chickens that "Grandma" used to raise. Duel-purpose (hens lbs) & an excellent winter/summer brown egg layer - 280 eggs per year). A great backyard selection for production. Also kid friendly!
plymouth rock - These are standard-sized chickens known for living a long time. They're gentle creatures who do very well with people and get along with other pets, and they lay four or five pinkish brown eggs per week.
Where to buy Buff Orpington Chickens - Hoover's Hatchery
Our new pullets aren't as used to being handled as were our last flock of hens. And because they don't come when called, they can't leave the chicken run to wander the yard.So I'm working on training them.