Bantam vs Standard chicken

Standard chicken vs Bantam chicken

  • Standard

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • Bantam

    Votes: 13 68.4%

  • Total voters
    19

BantyChooks

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Standard, because of their laying abilities and increased carcass weight. Bantams are best for feed consumption and personality. They aren't as hardy, though, just because of their size. There's only so much vigour that can take the place of the body mass needed to survive the hard winters up here.
 

oldhenlikesdogs

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Wow. What about eggs tho?
They are adorable. Mine lay fairly well. They go broody a lot in the warmer months. I often put them to work hatching for me. They are good at hatching turkey eggs for me. One under each wing. :)

I have mostly kept d'uccle and cochins so those are my main experiences, some other breeds may be more productive, but I can't say for sure.

This past year I added bantam EE, and am still anxiously waiting on eggs out of them. I definitely couldn't support myself on bantam eggs but I get enough for my personal use. Mine even lay later in their lives on average than my standards.
 

sassysarah

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They are adorable. Mine lay fairly well. They go broody a lot in the warmer months. I often put them to work hatching for me. They are good at hatching turkey eggs for me. One under each wing. :)

I have mostly kept d'uccle and cochins so those are my main experiences, some other breeds may be more productive, but I can't say for sure.

This past year I added bantam EE, and am still anxiously waiting on eggs out of them. I definitely couldn't support myself on bantam eggs but I get enough for my personal use. Mine even lay later in their lives on average than my standards.
oh wow! I didn't know Bantams went broody!
 

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