Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NakedNeck, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    I am thinking about getting some day old chicks from Ideal, and may get a few bantams. Should I? I was thinking on def. getting a silkie. Are there any other breeds of bantams that anybody recommends?

    Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    Mille Fleurs-one of my faves!
  3. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    i love love love my cochins:D
  4. Sock Puppet

    Sock Puppet Grumpy Hen

    Mar 3, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona
    Quote:Me Too [​IMG] They are my favorite!
  5. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    I got Japanese from Ideal that I'm trying to raise but it's been tough.
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    My two Millie Fleur d'Uccles are very sweet little hens. They lay very delicious eggs too. [​IMG]
  7. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    I found my japs very very hardy to everything but subzero temps. Wonderful little bantams. Very easy to tame, not bad layers, don't go broody real often but good moms when they do, and I've yet to hear of a truly agressive jap roo. If you don't live in a really cold climate or have a draft free coop you can put a heat lamp up in they are a good choice.

    From ideal I also wanted some of their bantam araucanas for mini blue eggs and dutch bantams which are much more cold hardy than japs but around the same size and still an easy going temperament. Dutch bantams can be hard to find which is actually the reason I was considering putting together an order.
  8. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    I refuse to raise anything other than Old English and Modern Game Bantams. They're definitely different... maybe a little more work too... but I loooove their personalities. They're smart too. Males can be a bit of a handful sometimes, but they're so charming it's worth it.
  9. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

    Aug 27, 2008
    Utopia, Texas
    Quote:Me Too [​IMG] They are my favorite!

    I just got my first bantams this monday - blue cochins and they have STOLEN my heart!!!! They are so adorable and already have such fun personalities already!! I can't wait until they are big beautiful blue fluffballs.
  10. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Cochin's & Silkie's are very calm and Docile and make excellent pets.

    The Wyandotte's are very friendly and are good egg layers.

    Japs are also make very good as pets.

    Old English can be high strung and Dutch can be also.

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