Cochins

Cochin chickens may be too big for small urban farms, but the breed does well in colder climates. Feed them greens daily for optimum health.

Hamburg

Hamburgs tend to be active, flighty birds and don’t like to be confined. They fare best in free-ranging flocks.

LaMancha goat

LaMancha

This medium-sized goat is known for being quiet and gentle.

Leghorn chicken

Leghorn

Leghorns tolerate confinement, so they are a good breed for an urban coop. They are intelligent and friendly if handled from a young age.

Nubian goat

Nubian

Nubians are on the large size, so they need more room than smaller breeds. They do well in warm climates and have a longer breeding season than many other goats.

Campine

Campines are active and prefer to free range, but will tolerate confinement.

Nigerian Dwarf goat

Nigerian Dwarf

Because of their small size and easy-going personality, they do well on urban farms. Their milk is high in butterfat.

White-faced Black Spanish

Young birds may take some time to develop the breed’s classic white face. White-faced Black Spanish chickens tolerate confinement well.

Nankin chicken

Nankins

Because of their small size and gentle nature, Nankins can have trouble competing with larger fowl for food.

Andalusian

Andalusions are fairly quiet and tolerant of confinement, making them a good backyard chicken.

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