Best laying bantams

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SullyCarter, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. SullyCarter

    SullyCarter Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the best breed of bantams for laying. I like the size and the docile-ness of the bantams. Any help would be awesome!
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Leghorns. I have white and light brown. The white ones I have are very docile, the lt brown ones are spazzes. But they lay summer and winter, and in enclosed spaces. They lay average sized eggs.

    I dont have any experience with these breeds but possibly RIRs, Salmon Favorelles, Barred Rocks.

    I had some Orpingtons who lay larger eggs but not quite as often, and winter time wasnt good.

    I heard Favorelles lay in the winter.

    I also heard that Dorkings are good for the winter laying.
     
  3. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    What about dominiques? Seems they would lay well in the winter because of their historic heartiness. I've got some in my bator, so I guess I'll see for next year!
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    My bantam barred plymouth rocks lay every day. [​IMG] Sometimes TWICE a day.
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Quote:I have one that I hatched from your eggs and she is very nice. She hasnt started laying yet. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have one that I hatched from your eggs and she is very nice. She hasnt started laying yet. [​IMG]

    Oh my gosh will you send me a recent picture of her? How old is she? I'd LOVE to see it!
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2008
  7. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is an excellent breed for hardiness and egg laying.
     

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