Want backyard chickens for eggs? Meat? Beauty? Calm companionship? For a cold climate? For a hot climate? For children? For showing? How about the best breeds are for a very small space? Here's a great guide to choosing chicken breeds to help you choose just the right breeds for your needs.
Chickens for kids - 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.