Chickens

Chickens can make a great addition to any homestead.  They take little space, minimal maintenance, and can provide a lot of benefit to the farm.  Walking out and picking farm-fresh eggs from the coop every morning as a fun and rewarding experience for the whole family.

Chickens come in many shapes, sizes and colors.  Any what type of Chicken you want  will greatly depend on what you are trying to achieve with your chickens.  many people have “layers” for their eggs, while other people raise chickens for their meat production.  Some specialist raise chickens just to show them in competitions!

Check out the listings below to see if you can find the right breed for you!

PictureChicken
AmeraucanaAmeraucana:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Eggs
Breed Note: One of the few chicken breeds to lay blue eggs
AraucanaAraucana:
Origin: Chile
Coloring: White
Production: Eggs
Breed Note: Roosters and hens weigh anywhere from 4 to 6 pounds
AustralorpAustralorp:
Origin: Australia
Coloring: White, black, blue
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: Has broke numerous world records for the amount of eggs laid
Ayam_cemaniAyam Cemani:
Origin: Indonesia
Coloring: Black, greenish shine
Production: Ornamental, show, eggs
Breed Note: Considered a rarity in many countries
BarnevelderBarnevelder:
Origin: Netherlands
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Eggs, meat, pets
Breed Note: Poor flyers so a garden fence will keep them contained
BielefelderBielefelder:
Origin: Germany
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Eggs, breeding,
Breed Note: Very friendly. Grow extremely fast
BrahmaBrahma:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Have feathers on shanks and toes
BroilerBroiler:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Whit, yellow
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Grow very rapidly as used for meat to feed humans
BuckeyeBuckeye:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Red, black, yellow
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Only breed in America to have a pea comb
CornishCornish:
Origin: United Kingdom
Coloring: Dark blue, green, brown
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: It was bred initially as a fighting bird, but actually turned out to be a great bird for meat
CubalayaCubalaya:
Origin: Cuba
Coloring: Black, red, white
Production: Meat, eggs, game
Breed Note: Bread as a triple-purpose breed
DelawareDelaware:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: white, red, black
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Today the bird is endangered according to the U.S. chicken industry
DominiqueDominique:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Red, dark and light gray
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: Considered Americas oldest breed of chicken
DorkingDorking:
Origin: Italy
Coloring: White, black, red, silver, gray
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: One of the few breeds withe red earlobes that produces a white shelled egg
FrizzleFrizzle:
Origin: Unknown
Coloring: Black, blue cuckoo, white
Production: Show, eggs
Breed Note: In the U.S., Frizzle chickens are not considered a breed
Iowa BlueIowa Blue:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Male Iowa blues are considered the best at guarding their flock
ISA BrownISA Brown:
Origin: U.S. France
Coloring: Shades of red, white, brown
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: Many will lose feathers as a result of their outstanding egg production
JavaJava:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Black, mottled, white
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: One of the oldest Chicken breeds originating in the U.S.
Jersey GiantJersey Giant:
Origin: U.S
Coloring: Yellow, brown
Production: Meat, eggs, game
Breed Note: Originally created with the intent to replace the Turkey as the main source of meat from birds
LeghornLeghorn:
Origin: Italy
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: This breed tends to avoid contact as much as possible with humans
MalayMalay:
Origin: Australia, U.S.
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Meat
Breed Note: Tallest breed of chicken
MaranMaran:
Origin: France
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Marans lay 150 to 200 dark brown eggs per year
OrpingtonOrpington:
Origin: United Kingdom
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Very seldom or never does this breed fly
PenedesencaPenedesenca:
Origin: Spain
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Eggs
Breed Note: These birds thrive in warm temperatures but do not like cold weather
PhoenixPhoenix:
Origin: Germany
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Ornamental, show, eggs
Breed Note: These chickens do not like being confined, need large space to roam
Plymouth RockPlymouth Rock:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Blue, buff, columbian, partridge, silver, white
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Hens keep laying eggs throughout winter months
Red Sex-LinkRed Sex-link:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: White, black, yellow, red
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: Very slow, easy for predators to pick off
Red StarRed Star:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: White, black, yellow, red
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: Produce anywhere between 250 to 300 eggs a year
Rhode Island RedRhode Island Red:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Black, red, white, orange, brown
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Females and males can weigh from 6 to 8 pounds at maturity
RhodebarRhodebar:
Origin: United Kingdom
Coloring: Red, black, brown, yellow
Production: Meat, eggs, game
Breed Note: Rare breed by today's standards
SeramaSerama:
Origin: Malaysia
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Ornamental
Breed Note: Mature females and adults get up to a pound each
SilkieSilkie:
Origin: China
Coloring: Black, blue, buff, gray, white
Production: Eggs
Breed Note: Named Silkie because of their silk like feeling feathers
SumatraSumatra:
Origin: Sumatra
Coloring: Black, red, white, green
Production: Ornamental
Breed Note: Unlike most breeds this breed likes to fly and actually males show their dominance by using this skill
Turken (Naked Neck)Turken:
Origin: Transylvania
Coloring: Black, white, buff, yellow, brown, blue
Production: Eggs, meat
Breed Note: Known for their featherless necks, also known as Naked Neck Chickens
WelsummerWelsummer:
Origin: Netherlands
Coloring: Red, orange, brown
Production: Ornamental, eggs
Breed Note: Originally a Dutch Breed. Lays terracotta colored eggs often with dark speckles
WyandotteWyandotte:
Origin: U.S.
Coloring: Multiple
Production: Meat, eggs
Breed Note: Excellent egg layers, a utility breed than can lay as many as 250 eggs a year

10 thoughts on “Chickens

  1. I am interested in Buff chickens. Please let me know when you have chicks or hens for sale. Thank you,
    Brenda Pearce
    406-214-5589

  2. Hi. I am looking for frizzle chickens for sale. Please let me know where and how much they are. I would also like to see pictures. Thank you

  3. Melisa Karpinske

    We are interested in ISA Browns. Please contact us with information. Thank you.

  4. Hi im looking for jersey giant chickens in utah

  5. I am looking for Serama Bantams.

  6. Looking for frizzle chickens. Phone 501672-2871

  7. I am looking for dark Cornish😀 thanks jrconner5@yahoo.com

  8. Does anyone in California have Jersey Giants?

  9. Is it legal to have a serama in the hoise as pet?

  10. Hi, I am looking for white crested polish. Please let me know as soon as possible. We would even receive them in the dead of winter, if possible.

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