Anyone keep Bantam Brahma and Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jsvand5, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my search for the Bantam that lays the largest eggs these are looking like the two finalist. I am hoping someone on here keeps both and could tell me which of the two lays bigger eggs and is more quiet? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Chic_girl

    Chic_girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 bantam buff Brahmas, but I don't have Wyandottes, so i can't really compare...

    My rooster has a very husky crow, which is much quieter than my Polish's crow (his sounds like a squeaky doorhinge!). He's never attacked anyone, but he's pretty mellow with his girls.

    My hens are generally friendly, and frequent layers. I have 4 of them, and generally get 3-4 eggs a day. The egg size is smaller than a grocery-store egg, but they are larger than my polish eggs. It takes about 3 to equal one 'normal' egg. (Imagine using 12 eggs to make scrambled eggs for 2 people!)

    As for bantams with largest eggs, I heard that D'uccles have a large egg proportionally, but I have never kept them. [​IMG]

    Just my humble opinion!
     
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  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I don't have bantam Brahmas but I do have bantam Wyandottes. I would say their eggs are pretty small. The largest bantam eggs I get are from my Orloff bantams.
     
  4. jsvand5

    jsvand5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I am starting to think I may be better off just getting some standard size American Gamefowl. I have been reading that they don't do the egg song and that would be very helpful in my suburban neighborhood. I already ordered some Bantam Ameraucana and Marans eggs so I'll probably just wait and see how they do as far as noise before getting any more bantams.
     

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