The Java does best when allowed to free-range.


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


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

Leghorn chicken


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


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

Silkie chickens


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.


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

Jersey Giant

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

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