So, which to you prefer and why? Also, is it a good or bad idea to mix them in the same flock? I am starting an all hen laying flock and trying to decide on breeds. I plan of trying a few different breeds to see what works best for me, but I can decide if bantam or standard would be best? And if it wouldn't hurt, I'd like to try both! I just don't want anyone getting picked on if I can avoid it thanks for you opinions and input!