My Pet Chickens offers the best breeds of chickens for sale! We compiled our data for 2022 to find out which chickens you, the customer, breed you like the most. We couldn’t agree with you more! Some chicken breeds are also included in the Top 10 Chicken Breeds chosen by the My Pet Chicken staff.
Here are the top 9 chicken breeds sold in 2022:
1. Easter eggs – the best-selling chicken breed in 2022
Once again, Easter is at the top of the list! They have been our all-time best selling strain year after year, for good reason!
Easter eggs are very friendly. They are large layers of large whites in shades of blue and green. Its plumage can vary from stark white to dark brown and black, from shades of orange to blue to sprinkling, and anything in between. Their smaller body size gives them an advantage in the heat, and their small pea-comb means they do well in cold weather as well, as they are not prone to frostbite.
While Easter eggs mainly lay blue or green eggs, a small percentage lay another egg color, including colorful, brown, or even pink. Each chicken will produce one egg color. The color of the egg will not change from one egg to the next. For example, if a hen has just laid a green egg, she will lay a green egg throughout her life.)
My Pet Chicken offers the following Easter breeds for sale: Blue Easter Egger, Blue Favaucana, Cuckoo Bluebar, Easter Egger, Easter Egger Bantam, Frizzle Easter Egger, Green Queen Easter Egger, Green Queen Easter Egger Bantam, Silky White Easter Egger, and Toppings super blue.
2. Black copper resonance
Who wouldn’t want those beautiful eggs in their basket?
Chocolate Egg Dynasty – Black Copper Marans! This item is a must have for those who adore a colorful egg basket!
Our Marans are bred primarily for the color of the eggs, with an added look towards hardiness and breed standard. You can expect Black Copper Marans to lay eggs anywhere from dark brown to dark reddish brown to medium brown with many dark spots. Marans make lovely pets too – they are strong, gentle, calm and tolerate confinement well. They are said to be good researchers without being destructive to your garden.
The darker egg you receive from this beautiful Black Copper Marans hen will be her first egg, and the eggs will diminish slightly with each egg, until her annual molt. After that, you will again see her darkest eggs.
My Pet Chicken offers the following Marans chicken breeds for sale: Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Golden Cuckoo Marans, Silver Cuckoo Marans, Blue Cuckoo Marans, Wheaten Marans, Blue/Black/Splash Marans, and Blue Splash Marans.
3. Salmon Faverolles – Best Chicken Breeds for Sale in 2022
Faverol is one of our favorite chicken breeds. They are gorgeous looking and wonderfully exotic, with mouths, beards, feathered legs, and five toes. Salmon is the most popular variety of Faverolles available, and we offer them here at My Pet Chicken.
Salmon faverolles hens lay medium-sized light brown or colored eggs in copious numbers, and are good winter layers, too. They are shy and sweet-natured but so docile that they tend to find themselves at the bottom of the pecking order in a mixed flock.
Faverole salmon hens are beautiful, with colors ranging from honey salmon with white skin, snow breasts, and smooth white faces to darker mahogany with very spotted beards.
Faverole salmon roosters are huge and magnificent, roaming around with a virtual rainbow of colours: iridescent black, where the hens are white, buffed with bronze on their backs and wings. At the same time, their saddles and saddles are the color of pale straw.
Male Faverolles are remarkably calm and dignified and they make great roosters for a house herd because they are not as aggressive as the others.
4. Plymouth Rocks Barred
Barred Rocks are among the most popular dual-purpose chickens on small farms today. They are very friendly, great layers of large brown eggs, and can handle cold weather well.
Like Faverolles, this is another breed whose males are often recommended as good house roosters, as they tend to be calmer and more gentle compared to some breeds of roosters.
Roosters and hens are beautiful with feathers adorned with alternating bars of white and black and set off by their bright, alert eyes!
Although Barred Rocks tolerate confinement, they are happiest when varied freely.
My Pet Chicken offers the following Plymouth Rocks chicken breeds for sale: Barred Plymouth Rock, Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock, White Plymouth Rock, and Barred Plymouth Rock Bantam.
Named after the village of Welsom, Holland, the Wilsumer chickens were first imported to this country in 1928. The chickens lay large, medium to deep brown eggs that are often spotted, which makes them very pretty! This best-selling chicken breed is an upright, active bird with a broad back, stocky chest, and large, plump tail.
The birds have single combs, medium wattles, almond-shaped ear lobes, and a short, stout bill. The coloring on the eggs is so intense that if you hold it while the egg is still wet, you can wipe off some of the browning with a clean cloth! Remember that as with all darker egg layers, the eggs will vary in color, getting lighter as the chicken enters the full egg-swing stage and darkening again after a break in egg-laying (such as molt).
They are friendly, intelligent and easily handled birds that love the freedom of range and forage for food but can also be kept in a happy state.
6. Puff Orpington – Best Chicken Breed for Sale in 2022
Buff Orpingtons are large and friendly dual purpose birds that were originally developed in the UK. Orpingtons are the only way to go for many small farms and homeowners! They are very cold-blooded due to their fluffy plumage. Wonderful moms, they go, cuddle.
Nothing is more magical than to see Mother Orpington with her new fluffy young peeking out from under her wings in a field on a sunny day. In addition, they are gentle and friendly, as well as good layers.
The Buff Orpington is the most popular of all the Orpingtons – a beautiful, bright, faded copper color that strikes as eye candy against a green lawn.
My Pet Chicken offers the following Orpington chicken breeds for sale: Buff Orpington, Lavender Orpington, Jubilee Orpington, Chocolate Orpington, Blue/Black/Splash Orpington, and Black/Lavender Split Orpington.
7. Eger olives
The Olive Scales is a designer breed whose chickens lay a variety of beautiful olive eggs. They are friendly and easygoing breeds, so the Olive Egger will probably be your new favorite!
Hens are beautiful and have a wide range of appearances. They come in different patterns, colors, and types of feathers, including curly ones. All this is due to the wide variety of breeds used when breeding. The main goal when raising olive chickens is to achieve different shades of olive or green colored eggs. They lay 3-5 medium to large eggs per week.
Olive eggs are hardy and usually do well in both cold and hot climates.
My Pet Chicken offers the following Olive Egger chicken breeds for sale: Partridge Olive Egger and Olive Egger.
The Ancona chicken breed has a beautiful “mottled” color pattern of black with white spots, and both the Single-Comb and Rose-Comb varieties are accepted by the American Poultry Association.
Like other Mediterranean chicken breeds, Anconas are well-feathered, active, good foragers, and good layers. Ancona is also very hardy in cold weather!
9. Rhode Island Red
Rhode Island Reds are the birds that do it all: they roost exceptionally well, they’re prized for their meat, and they’re generally very cold-hardy and hardy. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a dual-purpose breed. It is a favorite selling chicken breed among many homeowners and backyard farmers.
Rhode Island Reds are so highly regarded that they are the official Rhode Island state bird. It was once very popular in America but has fallen out of favor with the small farmer.
Do you have any of these chicken breeds in your backyard chicken flock? Share any of them in the comments below.