Hi! I'm a Silkie man, I've started a flock of three Silkies in their own coop and run, and I've bought them especially for breeding. The rooster is still young at the moment, so it's useless breeding them now (hopefully he'll be grown up by the end of the year), but one of my two hens has gone broody, so I'm giving her the chance to be a mumma with some fertilized eggs of my parents. She's having fun.
Anyway, sorry. I've seen Japanese bantams advertised in the local classifieds, a trio for $45. I've been thinking about it, because I've got a seperate coop which should hold 4-5 chooks. Would the Japanese bantams be good to breed? Do they go broody very often? Are they much different to Silkies?
I haven't been able to find a lot of info about them.... so anything else, I would really appreciate it.
I'm only asking because I was thinking of actually looking for a trio of ducks, to breed them and see what they're like (because we've never had ducks). But now that I've seen these Japanese bantams, I'm having second thoughts. I'm told I shouldn't get ducks though, my dad reckons their poop is as big as a dogs!" :P hahaha.
Thank you! :)