Best "low maintainance" bantam breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ThiefPouter06, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few books and magazines that portray bantams as delicate. What breeds would be good to be placed in a nice roomy coop and turned loose for time to scratch and hunt in the afternoon? OEGB's? Dutch? Belgian D'anver?
     
  2. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    We have black tailed japanese bantams. They are far from fragile. They freerange in the woods, in the goat pens, turkey pens, and they love the pig pen . They are brave enough to walk right up and eat out of the pigs food dish while she is eating. Shes only 250 pounds of bodacious pig. They go broodie all the time as well. We started with 10 that a friend asked my DH to take as he could not longer care for them Now 10 months later we have 34 and more under two hens They reproduce fast. lol
     
  3. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooooOOOooo I like Japanese! Thanks for the info.
     
  4. ThiefPouter06

    ThiefPouter06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do any of these need heat in the winter?
     
  5. DaKid

    DaKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black tailed japanese bantams.

    could you post a pic of them
    I purchase 6 from m mc m last march but I'm think there not BK Jap, they are small but not as small as my whites and white /bk tail jap. plus they seem to have a white patch on there cheeks


    my jap. are out in a coop all yr long no heat just a 75watt light bulb on those ccold winter nights for a few hours​
     
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  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    bantam barred rocks are good for winter. Very low maintanance
     
  7. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have Brahma, Cochin & Silkie Bantams

    These guys are pretty hardy!!!

    I have had ice on the coop walls because it was so cold I did have 1 cochin roo frost bite on his comb!

    Brahma has pea comb & Silkie walnut comb

    out of all 3 breeds the Bantam Brahmas are the better & bigger (egg) layer!

    all of them are great cuddlers
     
  8. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bantam barred rocks! I LOVE mine and they are hardy and wonderful, lay well, and don't need special treatment because they dont have feathered feet.
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    hey kanchii where is silkieluvr? I am looking to get some barred rock eggs form her again
     
  10. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I have to say I have always had Brahmas & Cochins & I have had to do nothing with their feet! [​IMG]

    Honest!
    I have also had Barred Rock & Rhode Island Red Bantams and all of theses were hardy!

    The only Bantam I have had that were delacate were Sebrights
     

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