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Best Chicken Breeds for Kids

If children are going to be looking after the hens, it will help to choose birds with a docile-but-confident nature – and to avoid roosters! After a settling in period, the breeds in the following list will usually make happy and gentle pets for kids - capable of taming, and with no strong instinct to peck any hand that comes too near.

Kids favourite - a Sussex waiting for food
The big, cuddly, gentle Sussex - a favorite with kids

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