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Which breed of chicken is best for me?

Facts & Tips, Getting started

Choosing a chicken breed for your backyard can be challenging. Generally, you can mix up the breeds to get a nice mix of layers and lap-sitters! Here are some of the most popular chicken breeds in Australia.

⭐Pekin Bantam

Size: Small

Temperament: Calm, friendly

Egg Laying: Poor-Moderate

Egg Colour: White or Cream

Egg Size: Small

⭐Wyandotte:

Size: Large

Temperament: Docile

Egg Laying: Very Good

Egg Colour: Brown

Egg Size: Large

⭐Australorp:

Size: Large

Temperament: Docile

Egg Laying: Excellent

Egg Colour: Brown

Egg Size: Large

⭐Sussex:

Size: Large

Temperament: Alert but Docile

Egg Laying: Very Good

Egg Colour: Light Brown or White

Egg Size: Large

⭐Isa Brown:

Size: Medium

Temperament: Usually docile, but there are exceptions!

Egg Laying: Excellent

Egg Colour: Light Brown

Egg Size: Large

⭐Silkie:

Size: Small

Temperament: Timid, friendly

Egg Laying: Poor

Egg Colour: White or Cream

Egg Size: Small

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