Full size chickens vs. bantams

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cluky, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Cluky

    Cluky Songster

    Apr 13, 2012
    Quick question. I am researching chicken breeds to see which ones would be best for the location I live in. I would like to know if bantam breeds are as good as regular chickens in the cold? or are they less hardy because of their size? I realize that different breeds have different hardiness, however overall does size of chicken matter?

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I think in general it really just depends on the exact breed. In my opinion most bantams with the exception of some of the more ornamental ones can be just as cold hardy as standards

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