- Apr 19, 2013
Hi guys. My name is Leslie. I've incubated and hatched ducks in the past, but am new to chickens and very excited. I have a coop and a run, and a fenced in backyard. All I need is the babies! I have lots of questions, like do I want to have standard sized chickens or bantams? Do bantams lay smaller eggs (common sense says "duh!" But I don't know for sure. What breed is right for my family and our needs? Are chicks more friendly and pet-like if I hatch them, or is it ok to buy day-old babies soi know they've been sexed (I can't have a rooster where I live.)? I can't wait to get started!