Okay, so the other day, my wife and I stopped in at a newly opened feed store in town. The chickens in the pens outside is what caught our eye. Everyone of them were bantams (rooster and hen) pairs. They were absolutely beautiful chickens. We went in and looked at some other chicks and then the people showed us their incubators and some of the bantam's eggs. Obviously, the eggs were alot smaller than what I am used to collecting from my own chickens. So, that led me to question why do people keep bantams? Other than the idea of owning them just because they are a beautiful bird, are their any other reasons a person would want to keep them? Any other benefits other than "looks" because the eggs are just too darn small to benefit the average Joe? Thanks for your input!!!
BTW - is it okay to let bantams stay in the same pens/coops with standard breeds?