Originally Posted by Rocky64
Hello all, I've been thinking of getting some old English game bantams and done some research and I've read some stuff on here, but anyway is there anything special I should know before getting some, I know that the roosters shouldn't be kept together, but is there any other special requirements that I should be aware of? It's worded kinda funny but I think you know what I'm getting at, like basic information on the breed and stuff. Thanks in advance.
You can keep roosters together that have been raised together with very little problem. Once, one is removed, even for a short period of time, then returned it's on.
OEGB are quite capable in flight, both in height and distance. I have some small hens that can almost hover. Keep that in mind when building pens.
Show quality chicks can be harder to hatch and raise compared to larger fowl. They're not much bigger than quail at hatching, so keeping them warm, fed and hydrated is really important. They're not as forgiving as some bigger chicks. Once they're 4-5 months old, they're hard to kill, lol.
My hens lay every other day on average. Small white or tinted eggs. Once they go broody they're hard to break up. Their small size limits the amount of eggs they can hatch, but I've had 4 hens brood large clutches together.