Need 4 hens, what breed is best?
I am going to purchase four hens for egg production this coming spring. My feed store has about 25 varieties. Most are egg laying birds. Do any of you have a suggestion on which chickens are best in the back yard city? I have 1/2 acre and would like some that are not noisie if possible. I know they cackle after laying an egg. I have roller pigeons and the neighbors don't seem to mind them cooing all the time. So I am hoping to have some fresh eggs. I will have a cage built soon and plan the let them roam in the back yard once they are old enough to be out for a day to eat bugs and after the garden has gotten big enough that they won't eat the small plants. any sugestions on which breed would be helpful if you have a special breed you like and why. Thanks Bill in Norhtern California