Bantam vs Standard chicken

Standard chicken vs Bantam chicken

  • Standard

    Votes: 6 31.6%
  • Bantam

    Votes: 13 68.4%

  • Total voters
    19

sassysarah

Crossing the Road
5 Years
Apr 3, 2017
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Standard hens are probably most common to see in a backyard flock but I've seen quite a few Bantam lovers out there! Which do you guys prefer and why?

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oldhenlikesdogs

One Day at a Time
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7 Years
Jul 16, 2015
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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

Crossing the Road
5 Years
Apr 3, 2017
3,921
8,794
787
Oklahoma
My Coop
My Coop
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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