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Quiet, friendly, small bantams?

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Hi I am wanting to keep 4-8 bantam chickens and ideally Id like they to be fairly quiet because I have neighbours but also friendly and small in size. I really like the fluffy rounded look of either brahmas or pekins. Is there much of a difference in size and temperament between these two breeds or is there another breed that would be better suited? Thanks
Edited by moody-chicken - 2/2/13 at 2:44pm
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I don't know much about these breeds but you should check them out on the breeds section of this site.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds


Edited by JacobMaxwell - 2/2/13 at 2:49pm
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I have a pen of bantam cochin (pekin) hens and just love them! I got them to be broodies for my big girls and didn't expect much in the way of egg production but they've laid quite well. Mine aren't pets and I don't handle them but they're calm, quiet and just flat pretty. My only problem is I live where it rains a lot and the feathered feet look a mess, I work hard to keep their pen dry.

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Cochins or Brahmas in the bantam size are wonderful little fluffy-wuffy ladies. I have brahma mix bantam daughters of my favorite bantam dark Brahma hen, and they're just as broody.

Adorable little hens.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, 5 Toulouse geese, and 7 turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, 2 bunnies, a rescue cat which owns me and a new kitten. Oh, yeah: and a house silkie....

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Thanks I love the look of brahma bantams too. Do they both lay the same amount and are they the same size?

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