Is Minorca a Breed Of Chicken? At BackyardChickenNews, we help people that want to raise backyard chickens by collating information and news blended with our own personal experiences. Minorca chickens are flighty, hardy, and friendly. They lay large, white eggs. Read on to learn more about these unique chickens. These are part of the Balearic Islands and are part of the Mediterranean region. You can buy them at most pet stores and breeders.