From left to right in the photo are some of my hens: a Buff Orpington, a Barred Rock, and a Partridge Rock.
Even if it's not quite warm enough to start your new flock just yet, it's not a bad idea to order chicks early, as some varieties run out before the spring truly hits. Start asking at your local feed store and poking around at online hatcheries.
Wondering what breed or breeds to choose this year, or doing this for the first time? I have some helpful information for you. Read up! Then come discuss what breeds are your favorites at our Small Farm Forums.Photo © Lauren Ware