Are dominique bantam and Buff orpington Bantam good layer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenlover20, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to order more bantams, like RIR bantams, Buff orpington, Dominiques, Barred Rock bantams, and Leghorn bantams.
    Are they good layer? We just want to get more bantams not standards anymore, because we have no more room for the standards.
    My standards just keep growing bigger and bigger. we also have 7 ducks and 6 bantams.
    Bantams save alot of money on grains than my standards does. my gosh they are so pig and eating all of the grains in 2-3 days.

    I do love them, but just spending more money on them, and my bantams doesnt eat that much. I have 3 silkies and 3 Nankin, So I decided to buy 10 Dominique bantam, 10 Buff Orpington bantam, 10 RIR bantam, and 5 silver sebright.
    I know sebright isnt good layer. I just get them for the show and pet.

    I hope you could help me out.
     
  2. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had four silkies ( sold one yesterday to a guy looking for a broody hen to hatch eggs) and one bantam EE. As long as they ain't broody they lay 3-4 eggs a week. It seems like they lay for a month then go broody for a month. I allowed two to hatch eggs and once the chicks got to about 4 weeks the hen started to lay again. I would love to have a couple bantam Dominique to breed with my Bantam RIR rooster. Bantam sexlinks would sale like crazy.
     
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  3. Chickenlover20

    Chickenlover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, if i breed the dominique with RIR its will be a sexlink chicks?

    If its actually sexlink, they probably will be a great layer.
     
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  5. Chickenlover20

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    Oh! I would try make some! :)

    hopefully they will be good layer.
     

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