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Good laying Bantams

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Hi all,

I used the search feature and couldn't find what I wanted.

Would you mind pointing me to the bantams that are the best layers?  I don't HAVE to have bantams, but I think I'd like to get at least a few.

Thank you!
b

Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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Camp Chaos. Mom, Dad, 3 teens, 1 preteen, 3 dogs, 4 cats, 2 horses, 9 grown chickens... 2 Sussex, 3 barred rock bantams,  4 leghorns, 14 chicks (3 barred rock, 3 red sex link, 4 buff orps, 4 Ameraucana and 25 chicks more coming in May (Sussex, Buckeyes and Welsummers) AND 4 goslings...a pair of American Buff and a pair of Pilgrims.
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most Game breeds/Egg laying breeds lay good, Even as bantams... But wouldn't expect as many eggs from them as your large fowl

-Daniel

Fourth generation poultry breeder focusing on Kraienköppe- the breed that won my heart and replaced all others on my farm.
http://www.freewebs.com/dtsfowl/

 

Interested in poultry showing? Live in Mississippi or a nearby state? Check out the Mississippi Poultry Show Club

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Fourth generation poultry breeder focusing on Kraienköppe- the breed that won my heart and replaced all others on my farm.
http://www.freewebs.com/dtsfowl/

 

Interested in poultry showing? Live in Mississippi or a nearby state? Check out the Mississippi Poultry Show Club

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We are getting 6-7 eggs a day from our 10 bantam cochins. We didn't expect them to be good layers, but they are nearly catching up with the sex-links and Buff Orpingtons.

I do have one bantam cochin girl who is broody as anything and has been trying to hatch golf balls for two weeks. I take her out every day and walk her up near the house before I let her go and she will stay out quite a while. Guess her short-term memory isn't so hot! "now . . . where did I leave those dimpled babies? . . ."

Chickendad, White, Mille Fleur and miscellaneous Bantam Cochins, BLRWs, Wheaten and Bantam Lavender Ameraucanas, Bantam White Rocks, and RC RIRs.
Check out The Chickendad Chronicles at http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7401623#p7401623
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Chickendad, White, Mille Fleur and miscellaneous Bantam Cochins, BLRWs, Wheaten and Bantam Lavender Ameraucanas, Bantam White Rocks, and RC RIRs.
Check out The Chickendad Chronicles at http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7401623#p7401623
For "Adventures of Barbara" Mugs: PM me
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