Choose my bantam chicks for me!!! 😃🎊

LizzzyJo

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Hi BYC!! I will be ordering bantam day old pullets from Meyer (local for me 🙃) and I would love your input! I will probably get 4. I am not a bantam expert, so I need help!

1. I currently have all social/docile breeds and no rooster.
2.They will NOT have supplemental heat or light and I live in the Great Lakes area 🥶
3. They have a decent covered run, but free range 3-4 hours at least every other day on 3 acres of prairie/marshland. Guarded by a LGD.
4. Dark chocolate and blue eggs preferred but not required.

You guys pick and I will make progress posts along the way ❤️

Future big sister ⬇️
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CaliFarmsAR

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Hi BYC!! I will be ordering bantam day old pullets from Meyer (local for me 🙃) and I would love your input! I will probably get 4. I am not a bantam expert, so I need help!

1. I currently have all social/docile breeds and no rooster.
2.They will NOT have supplemental heat or light and I live in the Great Lakes area 🥶
3. They have a decent covered run, but free range 3-4 hours at least every other day on 3 acres of prairie/marshland. Guarded by a LGD.
4. Dark chocolate and blue eggs preferred but not required.

You guys pick and I will make progress posts along the way ❤

Future big sister ⬇ View attachment 2438752
This will be fun!!
 

HappyDuckie

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My favorite bantam chickens are old English game bantams. I’ve never had one, but bantam Cochins seem pretty cool, too. This sounds like fun!
 

LizzzyJo

Crowing
Dec 14, 2018
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After looking at the meyer options, I'd go with a bantam cochin, a silkie, a bantam polish, and a bantam barred rock or bantam brahma.

I have wanted a polish FOREVER - but are they cold hardy? I'm talking about 1 week every few years of polar vortex -15ish degrees (-30 wind chill, but they don't venture outside). My big girls have always done fine (orpingtons, etc. )
 

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