The Questions to Ask When Choosing a Chicken Breed

There are a few questions you should answer for yourself to make this whole process of choosing a breed a little easier:

Why do you want chickens?

  • Meat

  • Eggs

  • Pets

  • Show birds

How big is your backyard?

  • Very large

  • Medium to fairly large

  • Small

How is the weather in your area?

  • Scorching

  • Freezing

  • Mild

How will you house your chickens?

  • A coop and run

  • A coop and free-range

  • A combination depending on your needs

How much experience do you have? (This matters since some chicken breeds are very difficult to care for)

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Expert

Which egg color do you prefer?

  • White

  • Brown

  • Speckled

  • Blue

  • Pink

  • Green

When should they start laying eggs?

  • 16 weeks

  • 18 weeks

  • 22 weeks

  • 24 weeks

  • More

Do you have a size preference?

  • Giant

  • Standard

  • Bantam (dwarf chickens)

As you are looking at different breeds, keep these questions in the back of your mind.

Talk soon!


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