Known for their excellent egg-laying abilities, Rhode Island Reds are hardy, adaptable, and produce brown eggs. They're a popular choice for both beginners and experienced hen owners.
These large, friendly hens are known for their beautiful golden feathers and docile nature. Buff Orpingtons are great for families and also provide brown eggs.
Recognizable by their distinctive black and white stripes, Plymouth Rocks are dual-purpose birds, offering both good egg production and meat quality.
If you're looking for prolific layers of white eggs, Leghorns are a top choice. They are active and alert birds, often seen as excellent foragers.
Ameraucanas, or "Easter Eggers," are famous for their colorful eggs that can range from blue to green. These hens have a unique appearance with fluffy cheeks (muffs) and a beard.