Light Brown LeghornsThese little treasures were a new addition for me in 2019. I had decided it was time to expand to a bantam breed and Light Brown Leghorns were my number one choice. They are naturally friendly, charming and chatty little birds. I'm completely delighted with them, and I highly recommend them for family pets. Kids find them fun and easy to handle and will be thrilled with the little white eggs, too!
If you're seeking the ultimate farm chicken, White Chanteclers just might be the best-kept secret of all time. They are heavy and solid - an unbeatable heritage meat bird plus hens are prolific egg layers. My Chanteclers put on weight fastest of all my breeds so are ready for butchering earlier, at around 20 weeks. They are clever, independent, hardy and easy to hatch and raise. They don't enjoy being handled or fussed with but are respectful to people. Roosters tend to be territorial so it's best to keep only one rooster in a flock of hens.