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Bantom Orpinton or Bantam Cochin?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Dannyo, May 6, 2009.

  1. Dannyo

    Dannyo In the Brooder

    Dec 24, 2008
    Which of these two breeds would make the best pet for first time chicken owner, looking for a quiet flock in limited space and produce a few eggs from time to time? Other breeds I'm over looking?

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    I've got a banty cochin and she's an OK bird. We didn't raise her, though, so I think her temperament could have been better had she been raised from chick-hood. Our standard cochin chick is shaping up to be a total sweetie, and our "tween" BO (also standard) is a very nice bird.

    Have you considered silkies? Here's a breed chart that may help you determine characteristics you want: http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

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