Feed cost per year? bantam vs. standard

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cochin_kookoo, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. cochin_kookoo

    cochin_kookoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to be buying some chickens and can't decide between standard or bantam. I am looking into phoenix and barred rocks and was wondering if anyone had an annual feed cost for say 20 bantams vs. 20 standard? I know that bantams will be less but I just want to see if it will be enough to cover the price difference for the original start up price. Thanks for your info!!!

    oops hang on posted in the wrong topic. [​IMG] lets see if I can figure out how to move it [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  2. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    xD Wrong topic or not - I'm not sure about the exact prices but my bantams hardly eat any food at all, but forage a lot more. Are yours free-range? That makes quite a difference [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and if you want eggs and lots of poo get the standards and if you want sweet little fluff-balls which you can gaze at for hours get the bantams [​IMG] When they do lay, too, their eggs are much nicer but tiny xD I have three of both, and the little ones have so much more bounce and personality. For me, they're definitely worth the extra money!
     

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