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.

Javas

The Java does best when allowed to free-range.

Hamburg

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

Delawares

Standard-sized Delaware chickens may be too large for small urban farms

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.

Campine

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

Silkie chickens

Silkies

Silkies need particularly clean conditions to keep their feathers looking good.

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.

Andalusian

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

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