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! ;)
  11. showgirl3
    We call my silkie the Abomidable Snowman, because she is fluffy and white
  12. FaithM
    Wow, thanks!
  13. Mr MKK FARMS
    Congrats on POW. :)
  14. BYC Project Manager
    Congratulations, we've chosen one of your chicken pics for the Chicken Picture Of the Week. Thanks for posting your chickens to our "My Chickens" pages! You can find more info about our POW here: BYC POW process
  15. FaithM
    Thanks!
  16. Mountain Peeps
    Awwww! I love them!:)

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