I am thinking about getting Wyandotte Bantams. They are so beautiful. I live in a very tiny urban lot. I am planning on 4 in a coop that will be 4 x 5ft and a run that will be 8 x 5 feet. I plan on letting them free range 3 or 4 times per week for a few hours a day. I have 2 questions:
Will they be happy enough in this environment or should I go for a more docile breed?
Can they be friendly enough to be held and cuddled? I have 2 girls--8 and 10--and they are wanting "pet" chickens.
Other breed varieties I was contemplating were as follows:
Pekin chickens which I can't seem to find at any hatchery
Bantam Cochins (but I worry about their feathered feet and doing well in Wisconsin winters)
Any and all advice is welcome.
I love Wyandotte. In think the bantam would be great for a backyard setting. Mine are great with kids and great layers.