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7 Beautiful Bantams

By FaithM, May 17, 2014 | Updated: Jun 22, 2014 | | |
  1. FaithM
    I have 7 bantams, all from feed stores around my area. I have 2 turkens, 2 silkies, 1 cochin, 1 australorp, and 1 polish. They're 5 weeks old as I write this, but I will add more pics as they get older.

    1 Week Old
    Dory (name changed recently to Merlin because of a new.. ahem.. development.. ;)) - Turken
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    Cecelia - Turken
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    Russell Crowe - Australorp
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    Peep - Cochin
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    This was our first batch from the first feed store we went to. We picked up the other 3 a couple days later. I didn't get pics of the other three at 1 week.. I started taking pics of them at 2 weeks.

    2 Weeks Old
    Steve - Polish
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    Snowball - Silkie
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    Freddie - Silkie
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    Peep
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    Russell Crowe
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    Cecelia
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    Merlin
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    3 Weeks Old
    Peep
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    Russell Crowe
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    Steve
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    Merlin
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    Cecelia
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    Freddie
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    Snowball
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    4 Weeks Old
    Russell Crowe
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    Cecelia
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    Snowball
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    Steve
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    Peep
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    Merlin
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    Freddie (Hates being held, so I had to take a picture in-brooder)
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    5 Weeks Old
    Cecelia
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    Merlin (Can you see why we changed her name?)
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    Russell Crowe
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    Freddie
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    Snowball
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    Steve
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    ..And Mr. Peeper, who has been growing so fast, he's suddenly unable to hold his own weight. We're treating him for splayed leg currently.
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    6 Weeks Old
    I brought them out yesterday and just took a bunch of group pics, so here they are! We made the hard decision to cull Peep because he really wasn't
    making any progress with walking. :/

    Sleepy Cecelia and Freddie
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    Merlin
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    Steve and Snowball
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    Russell Crowe
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    Group shot!
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    Merlin is growing such big wattles.. And he's started hopping around like a boxer whenever I come near him!
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    Freddie
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    Me wee little turkens!
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    Snowball
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    Russell Crowe
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    Merlin and Steve :)
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    7 Weeks Old:
    Snowball
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    Steve
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    Freddie
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    Merlin
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    Cecelia
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    Crowe
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    8.5 Weeks Old
    Snowball
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    Merlin
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    Cecelia
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    Crowe
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    Freddie
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    Steve
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    Group Shot!
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    9 Weeks Old
    Freddie
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    Snowball
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    Merlin
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    Cecelia
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    Crowe
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    Steve
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    10 Weeks Old
    Snowball
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    Crowe
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    Cecelia
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    Merlin
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    Steve
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    Pig pile in the sun B)
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  1. FaithM
    Thanks for sharing your experiences, sayga! I will keep an eye out for pointy or rounded feathers! :)

    Thank you, BantamFan4Life!
  2. BantamFan4Life
    Nice! Your chickens are so cute! Amazing pictures!
  3. sayga
    https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/9099553395_21198c4776_b.jpg
    Our "Princess Celestia" turned out to be a male. We rehomed him to a lady who said she was going to keep his original name. :p We couldn't tell he was a rooster until his pointy crest feathers came in. They not only were spiky-ended, but also golden instead of mostly black. He was 3 months old in this photo. You should know soon.

    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/14259777592_8c797a8de1_b.jpg
    And "Spike" was named after the boy dragon in My Little Pony, and "he" turned out to be a she. We could've swapped names, but by then we were pretty settled on each name. We just love Spike. We had a 3rd, another hen named Pinky Pie. She was disabled and couldn't walk by the time she was 6 months old, so we carried her in and out of the cop every day, brought her inside to lay on a towel and eat treats all day when it was cold out... She was spoiled rotten until she died around 7-8 months old.
  4. FaithM
    Great to know, sayga! I'm really hoping that Steve is a hen.. Steve seems pretty gentle too, but he does get spooked sometimes when he can't see me coming at him. Aren't the GL Polishes just beautiful?! :)
  5. sayga
    I have a Golden Laced Polish too. Her name is Spike. She looks just like your Steve, of course. Seeing your pictures reminded me of watching her grow up last spring. She's a good egg layer. 5 per week I'd guess. And she's friendly and so docile and gentle. We adore her.
  6. FaithM
    Thanks!
  7. jackcooper
  8. FaithM
    Thank you! I think so too :)
  9. MyPetNugget
    The chicks are adorable!
  10. FaithM
    Haha! They really do look like snowmen! My silkie is one of my sweetest chicks though, so I don't know if I would be able to give her the name of a monster! ;)

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