Varied chickens (living and non living). I can hardly wait to get some on the farm. Fresh eggs/meat from chemical free, free range hens taste the best. Heritage chicken breeds are my favorite.
Asian Red Fowl Exotic Chickens | Look at those colors!
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I would highly recommend also looking around for local breeders who offer French Marans. Could be Black Copper or Blue Copper or Wheaten or Blue Wheaten are the best choices, but either way, they're dependable layers of huge good to super dark reddish brown eggs, they're very docile, friendly, cold and heat hardy, and depending on strain are seldom to moderately broody. I prefer a little broodiness in there, but, I like self-sufficiency and not relying on buying new chicks every year. ~Illia
Top 5 Backyard Chicken Breeds
Orpingtons have laid back personalities and are very docile. They are great foragers and do well in confinement. Orpingtons are very nice looking birds make great affectionate pets. Due to their timid nature Orpington chicks tend to be on the bottom of the pecking order when raised with other breeds.
Standard Cochin...one of the best chickens ever!