Chickens are incredible pets and will not only lay you fresh eggs, but will kill pests and bugs around your yard and garden that may cause harm to it. In this article I have some of the top breeds of chickens that you should consider when buying your chickens. So lets get to the list, hopefully after reading you will be on your way to raising a bunch of friendly chickens!
Naked Neck chickens are strange looking birds, but are an extremely popular breed for pets. They lay eggs that are cream colored. They are very friendly chickens who are picked up and handled easily.
The Polish Bantam is known for its puffball crest. They are pretty tame birds and because they are small can be kept in smaller yards. The crests on the birds make them hilarious looking, but also allows them to be infested with parasites, so you need to de-louse them often.
Polish chickens can make great pets, they are friendly and lay white eggs. They have a tuft of feathers on their head which makes them very recognizable.
The next breed that are both great for laying eggs and as pets are the Rhode Island Reds and Whites. You should try to stay clear of the roosters in his breed though, as they can be pretty aggressive. These birds can handle most weather conditions without a complaint. This is probably the most famous chicken breed in the world and lays more eggs than almost any other chicken at about 260 a year.
The Barnevelder is one of the best chickens to get if you are really interested in getting a lot of eggs. They can lay around 200 brown eggs every year which makes them a very popular chicken breed. They are also beautiful birds.
Another great chicken for a small garden in your back yard is the Welsummer. It lays close to 200 eggs a year and makes a great pet.
This list was not supposed to tell you the only breeds of chickens to buy, but hopefully gave you a start in narrowing down your search of which breeds you think will be best for your yard and family. Chickens are a ton of fun to have in your yard and garden and make great pets for the family while providing you with fresh eggs. I hope you enjoy having chickens as pets as much as I do. Good luck finding your perfect chickens!
The Evolution of Recovery – 50 years of NA in Canada!
"The first Narcotics Anonymous meeting took place in Canada in late September of 1967. It was in Victoria, British Columbia that James D. and Bernard A. began meeting weekly to help each other stay clean. The late 1960's were a time of struggle for the fellowship and in 1967 there were only 15 meetings world wide, with most of them occurring in California. Although the attendance at the Victoria meetings fluctuated, and the locations often changed, by the early 1970's the fellowship had begun to stabilize and it was in 1973 that the The Victoria Area Service committee formed." – Source: British Columbia Region of Narcotics Anonymous http://www.bcrna.ca/index.php?category=history Our primary purpose is to carry the message to the addict who still suffers, by expressing our gratitude for, and celebrating the 50th anniversary of Narcotics Anonymous in Canada. To celebrate this anniversary, we will be hosting a variety of different activities including: – Speaker presentations – NA History presentation – Sponsorship presentation – Meditation – Yoga – Theme Dance – Comedy show – Late Night Meetings – Great food! – Great merchandise! (NOTE: Merch sales end on April 14th!!) – T-REXes – RAWR – A welcoming society of NA members 🙂 Hotel Information: Partner Hotel: Accent Inn3233 Maple Street (7 minute drive from Convention site)$129 + tax (2 queen beds; includes continental breakfast)Call 1-800-663-0298 to book and quote group # 5242392 before April 5 Saturday Dinner Options: All options are served with a side salad, a drink, and a grass-fed frozen yogurt ice-cream sandwich: – The Spiced Yellow Coconut Curry option is gluten-free. Chicken or Vegetarian available. – The Buckley Bay Burrito is a delicious burrito containing refried beans, paprika rice, corn salsa, jalapenos, spinach, and feta cheese. Chicken or Vegetarian available. – The Juan De Fuca Wrap has yams, beets, apple, red pepper, quinoa, greens, and vegan curry dressing. – The Cowichan Caesar Wrap has chicken, roasted garlic, kalamata olives, parmesan cheese, kale, greens, and vegan Caesar dressing. Sunday Breakfast Options: Both options come with a Green or Berry smoothie. – Breakfast Burrito: Chicken or Vegetarian options. – Breakfast Bowl: Gluten-Free, Chicken or Vegetarian options.