Chicken Breeds Book

Now one for the smallholder or self sufficiency enthusiast.

Best Chicken Breeds: 12 Types of Hens that Lay Lots of eggs, Make Good Pets, and Fit In Small Yards.

By R. J. Ruppenthal


Available in Kindle format.


I have kept chickens for a number of years and fully appreciate their different characteristics and what intelligent creatures they are.

My over-riding thought on having read it is that, although described as a booklet it is crammed full of educational and interesting advice which I enjoyed reading and I would imagine a new chicken keeper would find invaluable.

The information on the characteristics and breeds is very good, and worth bearing in mind, particularly if you live in a built up area. Although I did realise there were many different breeds of chicken, I have to admit, that I just picked my hens by colour [Yep! Sorry it’s true] and I don’t suppose I’m the first person to do that!

2 comments on “Chicken Breeds Book

  1. Carol Wong

    My grandmother had white leghorns, plymouth rock and rhode island reds.
    I had a few white leghorns. I was in college and for a project I hatched them in an incubator. That was fun, I loved turning the eggs. When the project was over, I asked them what they were going to do with the chickens. “Gas them, of course”. I couldn’t let them do that!!!! So I gave most of them to my sister in law who knew a farmer and I kept one rooster (named Buckley) and four hens. All together, they produced about three to four eggs a day. But these were special, all were double yolked!!!


    1. Susan

      What a lovely story Carol. There’s something very special about raising chicks, we cannot imagine not having hens now, just their antics and the unusual sounds they make are amazing without the added bonus of their delicious eggs!

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