I would love to hear what other breeds you would add to this list.
I'm sure my list is not exhaustive but I do recommend these breeds for anyone who is starting out.
for you, ask yourself some simple questions.
Each council has laws regarding the size of a flock, whether roosters are permitted, as well as sound and odour issues.
Is it for daily eggs, preserving a rare breed, showing, breeding, for eating or just as pets?
Will the hens be in an enclosed run, permanently in a shed or free-range?
Will it work with your gardening style?
The more purebred a chicken is, the more flighty and broody they can be, and lay less often throughout the week. So don’t
be shy to try a mixed breed, they might be the best layers you could ever have.
The standard Australian suburban backyard chicken that lays daily eggs and is one of the friendliest and most intelligent hybrid breeds. The ideal family pet and gardener. Laying life is usually only 2 years due to intense egg laying career. Wonderful as pets. (Cross bred with Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire &/or Leghorn)