The Top 5 Cutest Chicken Breeds!

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 18 July 2020

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Hello chicken keepers!

Most people keep chickens for one of 2 reasons:

  • They want an egg producing breed that will provide them with fresh bum nuts every morning
  • They want to have a varied flock of cute and interesting birds to spend time with and admire

Some chook keepers (like myself) do a little of both! I have a soft spot for the ladies that lay but my heart will always belong to the cute chooks that make up the varied poultry personalities of my flock. While these girls may not lay as often as their commercial breed flock-mates, what they lack in cackleberry production they make up for in coo-coo-cuteness.  

Ready to add a dash of adorable to your coop? Here are my top 5 cutest chicken breeds!

cute chicken breed silkie


Silkies are the quintessential cutie pie cluckers. They are fluffy, cuddly, super friendly and make great mother hens. It’s like having a cartoon character in your backyard! Find out why we love them here.

cute chicken breed pekin


These adorably rotund chooks are true bantams that come in a wide range of plumage colours and patterns. The Pekin chicken breed cuteness extends to their fabulously feathered feet! Have a little peck at the 5 reasons we love them here.

cute chicken breed belgian duccle

Belgian d’Uccle

Fluffy beards and feathered booties adorn these squee inducing chooks. The Belgian d’Uccle is small in size but big in WOW factor. Have a stickybeak at why they’ll capture your heart here.

cute chicken breed frizzle


While Frizzle chickens may look busy, their personalities are calm and coo-inducing! These unique looking ladies are sure to have your full attention as they fluffily forage about the backyard. Find out why they are so frizzled here.

cute chicken breed orpington


It’s a big ask for such a large chicken to be officially classified as cute, but the Orpington chicken breed is brimming with adorableness. These big girls are the ultimate mumma hen, with generous fluffy bums and breast plumage just made to sit on a nest. Find out more about these darling, doting chooks here.   

Alongside these cuties, there are so many other stunning chooks to choose from when creating your perfect flock. It can be eggstremely overwhelming to find the best breed for your family. From looks, to traits to egg-laying talents - where should you begin?

Cluckily, our friends over at Chickenpedia have created an amazing Chicken Breeds Course. This extensive online course shares useful advice on choosing the right chickens for you as well as size & frequency of eggs laid. You will even learn about their individual personalities, and be able to use their family-friendly compatibility scale through this well-structured program. It really is a great way to find the best backyard buddies for you, which is why I highly recommend them to all of my readers!  The courses are beginner-friendly and filled with vital information to help you raise a happy, healthy flock.

As chicken keepers, we want to do an eggcellent job when caring for our feathered friends. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to handle chicken health or behaviour issues, especially in the first few years of having a flock. Chickenpedia have a full range of comprehensive online courses that cover everything you didn’t know you need to know and then some more! From healthcare to raising baby chicks to feeding and behavior, get the knowledge and confidence to successfully look after your chickens like an eggspert!

As a member, you will get access to ALL their fantastic courses. So, no need to wing it, become a confident chicken keeper. Click here to check out Chickenpedia today!

Need to see MORE CUTE? I got you! Make a good cuppa, sit back and browse our top 20 chicken breeds here. After all, one can never have too many chooks!

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Feathers Forever,

Kassandra x