Fresh eggs are amazing and having chickens as pets can be a fun way to get them! However, some chicken breeds are more friendly and tamable than others. In this post, I have put together some of the highest-rated chicken breeds for temperament, maintenance, obtainability and egg production!
Note: Since I was shooting for family backyard chicken keeping, I selected the most mellow, generally docile and friendly breeds that are fairly easy to obtain or common. I excluded higher maintenance breeds. Additionally, all the breeds listed below are egg laying breeds (can supply eggs) or dual purpose breeds (can supply both meat and eggs). However, some of the chickens on this list are ‘hybrids’ and are thus, not recognized by the American Poultry Association.