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Chicken Breed Chart to Help Choose Your ChickenBirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayingoccasionalbrooderAmeraucana4-5blueyeswell adaptableto confinement Best coop:or free range;mostly calm,non-aggressive GGC Chic Mobilefor 8-12 birdsyesprefers freerange; nervous& restless inconfinement;flyer; active,flighty, markedwildness,avoids humancontactgoodnon-setterAncona4-6whiteBest Ccoop:Large WoodExcellentBackyard ChickenCoop Poultry HenHouse withOutdoor Runmostly a nonsetterAndalusian5.5-7whitenosemi-adaptableto confinement,but prefers freerange; active,flighty, noisy,avoids humancontactBest Coop:goodLarge WoodBackyard ChickenCoop Poultry HenHouse withOutdoor Runcan be broodyAppenzellerwhitenoearly maturingnot verytolerant of closeBest Coop:confinement;flyer; active,flightyWalk in chickencoop for 6 to 8good

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayinggood, or frequent,brooderAraucanablueyes5Aseel5 3/4creamyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm, nonaggressivebearsconfinementbetter thanmost othergame breeds;extremely fierce& pugnacious,but docile &easily handledwhen away fromother cocks;because ofaggressiveness,notrecommendedfor a mixedflockBest Coop:goodEZ-fit 3 x 4Chicken Coopoccasioal brooderBest Coop:excellentWalk in chickencoop for 6 to 8mixed broodingAustralorp orBlackAustralorp6.5-8.5 brownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm, docile;more easilyhandledBest Coop:goodWalk in chickencoop for 6 to 8mixed broodingBest Coop:Barnevelderdarkbrownwell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm, docile67" FarmhouseexcellentWooden ChickenCoop with DisplayTop, Run Areaand Nesting Box

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayingbroodyBest Coop:BelgianD'Anver, orAntwerpBelgian,Barbud'Anverswhitenoactive, flyer;hens calm,cocks can beaggressiveLarge WoodfairBackyard ChickenCoop Poultry HenHouse withOutdoor RunbroodyBrahma9.5-12brownyesadaptable toconfinement orfree range;mostly gentle;more easilyhandled.Best Coop:67" FarmhousegoodWooden ChickenCoop with DisplayTop, Run Areaand Nesting BoxbroodyBuckeye6.5-9brownyesadaptable toconfinement,very adaptableto free range;calm, docile;can be curious;more easilyhandled.Best Coop:67" FarmhousegoodWooden ChickenCoop with DisplayTop, Run Areaand Nesting Boxgood, or intedincoloryesadaptable toconfinement orfree range;mostly gentle;more easilyhandled.Best Coop:144" LargeBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop w/ Long RunExcellent

BirdSizeChickenBreedCampinePicturelb.4-6EggColor Coldand avioreconomicaleater; semiadaptable toconfinement,but prefers freerange; flyer;alert, lively; canbe curious;some are ratherwild, others canbe quite tolerantof humansEggLayingnon setterBest Coop:good144" LargeBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop w/ Long Runnon setterCatalanaChantecler6-8white6.5-8.5 brownnoless tolerant ofcloseconfinement;active,vigorous,avoids humancontactyesbroodybearsconfinementBest Coop:well; calm,docile, althoughexcellentthere areAmish Chickenreports ofMansion for 12-18skittishness.Best Coop:good144" LargeBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop w/ Long Runnon setterCrevecoeurwhitenosuited for closeBest Coop:(and dry)confinement;goodactive; can beAmish ChickenaggressiveMansion for 12-18

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayingbroodyDelaware6.5-8.5 brownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm, docileBest Coop:excellentAmish ChickenMansion for 12-18broodyDominiqueor Dominiker5-7brownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm mostly,but more flightythan other dualpurpose breedsyesadaptable toconfinement orfree range;calm; docile;stately orawkward;fattens easily;more easilyhandledyesbearsconfinementwell; alert;calm; verydocile; genteel;prone tobullying byothers, so maynot do well in amixed flockBest Coop:67" FarmhousegoodWooden ChickenCoop with DisplayTop, Run Areaand Nesting Boxvery broodyDorkingFaverolles7-96.5-8whitecreamBest Coop:67" FarmhousepoorWooden ChickenCoop with DisplayTop, Run Areaand Nesting BoxoccasionalbroodingBest Coop:goodLarge WoodBackyard ChickenCoop Poultry HenHouse withOutdoor Run

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayingbroodyHolland orAmericanHolland6.5-8.5whiteyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm, goodtemperedBest Coop:Large WoodgoodBackyard ChickenCoop Poultry HenHouse withOutdoor Runnon setterJaerhon orNorwegianJaerhon orNorskeJærhønewhiteyesBest Coop:adaptable toconfinement,but prefers free Large WoodexcellentBackyard Chickenrange; active,Coop Poultry HenflightyHouse withOutdoor RunbroodyJava7.5-9.5 brownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calmBest Coop:Chicken CoopPoultry Hen Housew/Run - GreengoodoccassionalbrooderJersey Giant10-13brownyesbecause of size,not aneconomicaleater; adaptableto confinementor free range;calm, gentle,more easilyhandled.Best Coop:Chicken CoopexcellentPoultry Hen Housew/Run - Green

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayingnon setterLa Fleche6.5-8whiteyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;active, flighty,avoids humancontactBest Coop:Chicken CoopPoultry Hen Housew/Run - y7.5-9.5 brown4.5-67-9whitebrownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;active for theirsize; graceful;not as calm ordocile as otherlarge breedsnoeconomicaleater; betteradaptable toconfinementthen someMediterranean;enjoys freerange; flyer;flighty; spritely,noisy, nervous,usually avoidshuman contact.noneeds to beactive;intolerant ofcloseconfinement;among the mostaggressive, butmore placidthan most gamebirds; becauseofaggressiveness,notrecommendedfor a mixedflockBest Coop:goodLarge WoodBackyard ChickenCoop Poultry HenHouse withOutdoor Runnon setterBest Coop:Large WoodexcellentBackyard ChickenCoop Poultry HenHouse withOutdoor RunbroodyBest Coop:96" WoodenBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop Tractorgood

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayingbrooderdarkbrownMaransnoBest Coop:varies widely byindividual and 96" Woodenstrain.Backyard HenHouse ChickenCoop Tractorexcellentnon setterMinorca7.5-9whitenoadaptable toconfinement,but prefers freerange;restlesslyactive, flighty,avoids humancontactyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;active; calm,docile; moreeasily handledBest Coop:96" WoodenBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop TractorexcelentbroodyNaked NeckorTransylvanianNaked Neckor TurkenNewHampshire l adaptableto confinementor free range;calm; can bedocile oraggressive; canbe curiousBest Coop:excellentAmish ChickenMansion for 12-18occassionalbrooderBest Coop:Amish ChickenMansion for 12-18excellent

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.EggColor Coldand gLayingfrequent, brooderOrpington8-10brownyesadaptable tofree range; veryadaptable toconfinement;docile; moreeasily handled;can be bulliedBest Coop:excellent144" LargeBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop w/ Long RunbroodyPlymouthRockRhode IslandSpanish,White-FacedBlackSpanish,SpanishWhite Ear, orClownface7.5-9.5 brown6.5-8.5 brownwhiteBest Coop:yeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm, docile;more easilyhandlednon setteryeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;active, calm &fairly docile,can beaggressive(cocks areespeciallynotorious)nonon setteradaptable toconfinement,but prefers free Best Coop:range; flighty,excellenthaughty, noisy,avoids human The Garden Coopcontactexcellent144" LargeBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop w/ Long RunBest Coop:excellent144" LargeBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop w/ Long Run

BirdSizeChickenBreedPicturelb.SumatraEggColor Coldand aviorneeds to beactive;intolerant ofcloseconfinement;pugnacious;because ofaggressiveness,notrecommendedfor a mixedflockEggLayingbroodyBest Coop:96" WoodenBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop TractorgoodbroodySussex7-9lightbrownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm; gentle;active; can becurious; moreeasily handledBest Coop:96" WoodenBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop Tractorgoodmixed broodyWelsumer orWelsummerdarkbrownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;lively, but moredocile thanflighty.Best Coop:96" WoodenBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop TractorexcellentoccasionalbrooderWyandotte6.5-8.5 brownyeswell adaptableto confinementor free range;calm.Best Coop:96" WoodenBackyard HenHouse ChickenCoop Tractorexcellet

Norwegian Jaerhon or Norske Jærhøne white yes adaptable to confinement, but prefers free range; active, flighty non setter Best Coop: Large Wood Backyard Chicken Coop Poultry Hen House with Outdoor Run excellent Java 7.5-9.5 brown yes well adaptable to confinement or free range; calm broody Best Coop: Chicken Coop Poultry Hen House w/Run - Green good Jersey Giant 10-13 brown yes