If you've never kept backyard chickens before, you may wonder how best to choose the best chicken breed for you. As we often explain, there is no One Best Breed for everyone. Some people may want only the best layers, while others prefer only the friendliest chickens... or the most cold hardy chickens... or chickens that lay amazing colors like blue, olive or chocolate, and so on. So how do you choose? [caption id="attachment_6972" align="alignnone" width="500"] There are so many breeds to choose from... which is the best chicken breed for you?[/caption] The truth is there are a few ways to go about choosing the best chicken breed.