5 Rare Chicken Breeds You Need in Your Backyard


| 5/15/2020 10:02:00 AM


Chicken 

Brahma chicken. Photo by Achim Bongard

Keeping chickens can be a fun and rewarding experience. An important part of beginning your chicken-keeping hobby is choosing which breed of bird to house in your backyard coop.

Important factors to consider when choosing a chicken breed include the bird’s size, temperament, noise level, and egg-laying capabilities. While you may be inclined to begin your chicken-keeping hobby with a more common bird, such as an Australorp or Rhode Island Red, there are many more rare and unique breeds that make equally wonderful or even better birds for your backyard chicken coop.

Here are five of the most uncommon and distinctive chicken breeds you need in your backyard.



#1: The Brahma Chicken

The Brahma chicken (photo above) is a rare breed that originated in China and is named after the Brahmaputra River that flows through China, Bangladesh, and India.





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