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choosing a bantam breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rhythmicgoldfish, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. rhythmicgoldfish

    rhythmicgoldfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am looking for a bantam breed that lays decent sized eggs basicly the smallest hen for the largest egg as i am living in a rural setting
     
  2. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leghorn bantams.
     
  3. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    I heard Old English Game bantams lay pretty decent eggs for their size. They are small birds so you can keep more than 3 or so, depends on the area you have.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Faverolles, EE and Amercuana Bantams are all good egg layers.
     
  5. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
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    doesn't really matter...the addiciton will set in and you will have more birds than you planned on anyways and thus more eggs! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    leghorns are small and lay ok sized eggs, Most bantams are under 2 pounds, so they are all pretty small, and some are quieter than others.

    Favorelles, EEs,Orpingtons,Cochins,Barred Rock all lay fair sized eggs
     
  8. tamlynn

    tamlynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This list has egg laying rates for many breeds. Not all of the breeds have bantam sizes though.

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chickenBreeds.aspx

    I have an OEG and her eggs are 1/2 the size of a large store bought egg. I am raising a wyandotte bantam because she should lay more frequently.
     
  9. B.CochinCrazy

    B.CochinCrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    In my experience Plymouth Rocks & Rhode Island Reds!


    Here is a site that breaks down size of large Fowl & Bantams! Go to Breed info in Purple Box!

    http://www.kippengrabbelton.be/engels/
     

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