Choosing Your Backyard Chickens Breeds

white wyandottes, golden laced wyandottes and plymouth rocks
Some of the most popular breeds for backyard egg production include Rhode Island Red, Plymouth Rock and Wyandottes.

rhode island red hen
The Rhode Island Red (available both as bantam and large fowl) are probably among the most popular of all breeds. They are a good choice for beginners. Like the Rhode Island Red, the Wyandottes and related varieties are dual purpose, well-tempered and also produce brown eggs.