We hadn't really done much research into chicken breeds before we bought our chickens. We'd read the books on chicken keeping and had been given advice from friends and neighbours. But when it came to buying our chickens we went for ones that looked well looked after and that would start laying soon after we bought them. I'm sure that as we become more familiar with our hens we'll learn more about them, but here's a little about the 4 different breeds that we ended up with...
Waitrose use them for their eggs!
Please do leave a comment if you know any more about the breeds that we have. If you're looking for info on different chicken breeds there are lots of books and websites such as this one to help you decide which breed might be best for you. Or just take pot luck like we did!
A big THANK YOU to Sara Ward from Hen Corner who helped us to identify our breeds via Twitter!
If you're a chicken keeper what breeds do you have? Which of yours are the best at laying eggs?
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