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.

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.

Javas

The Java does best when allowed to free-range.

Jersey Giant

These large chickens require a lot of room in their coop. If provided enough space, they tolerate confinement.

Delawares

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

Orpington chicken

Orpington

Because of their large size, Orpingtons need a spacious coop.

Plymouth Rock chicken

Plymouth Rock

These large chickens need a roomy coop to be comfortable.

Silkie chickens

Silkies

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

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