If you’ve been contemplating getting a flock of backyard chickens but aren’t sure what kind to get, then you’re not alone. Thankfully, there are several great choices available. These backyard chicken breeds make great pets for kids and are also great for egg production. You will need to determine which breed characteristics are important to you and then look at the various characteristics of each breed. This article makes an attempt to get you familiar with some of these types of popular breeds.