Bamtams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cats Critters, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I'm thinking of getting some. looking for hardy in winter ,friendly birds any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rhode island reds!
     
  3. augiedranch

    augiedranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol! im sorry i thought i was posting on a different message! yikes [​IMG]


    well, i guess i can answer you while im here! lol! i crack myself up

    anywase i have three bantams. they are pretty cute.... i live in tx so it doesnt get too cold here.. and so im not sure how hardy they would really be. they tend to be okay in our winters here...but... thats not sayin much
     
  4. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all my bantys made it through the winter here
     
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Banties are pretty tough birds. Our EE's (Easter Eggers) and lone Silver Spangled Hamburg spent some of the coldest nights, this past winter, sleeping on their outdoor roost (in a fully enclosed run) as opposed to their indoor coop roosts.

    This pic was taken when the night-time temp here in TN was in the low teen, heading down to single digit temps...

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    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  6. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your looking for cold hearty friendly bantams i would suggest you go with a featherleged breed such as silkies, cochins, or brahmas.
     
  7. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have Bantam Brahmas, Cochins came through the winter!!!

    Batam Rocks, RIR, Buff Orpintons & EE's will go through cold winter also!

    They are very friendly!!!!
     
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  8. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    I'm thinking about Cochins, silkes, Dorking, Faverolle and No I can't have all [​IMG] [​IMG] just 4 or 5 birds
     
  9. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    My little cochin bantams made it through our terrible Michigan winter just fine. I had a little porcelain duccle hen who had no trouble either.
     
  10. southernsibe

    southernsibe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have cochin bantams and they seem to do ok in the cold weather. It doesn't get overly cold here, but they puff up and snuggle down. They look so cute!!
    Rachel
     

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