Bantam or Standard?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenpooplady, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2012
    My Coop
    Lately, my brother has been obsessed with bantams. He thinks they are cute and wants to buy some. We have 4 standard Orpingtons and Barred Rocks that give us 3-4 eggs a day. I have read that bantam eggs are half the size of normal eggs. If so what is the point of them besides showing? What are some pros and cons of bantams?

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    They require less space & eat less food.
  3. pros!! cons

    They are small and most likely do not eat as much They can get killed by predators easily
    They are good for showng Get picked on by non bantams
    They are small and need less space They lay small eggs
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013
  4. It is hard to keep bams with large fowle the bantams are commonly picked on

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