Japanese Bantam question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fastbob, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. fastbob

    fastbob Out Of The Brooder

    11
    0
    22
    Jul 23, 2009
    My 13 year old grandson wants to show Japanese at the local fairs and such. He has been advised against using Japanese because of their short legs and associated problems keeping their wings and belly clean but he has his heart set on Japs. We were wondering do any of you raise Japanese on the ground or is it necessary to keep them on a floor with shavings or wire. He knows they will have to be washed very well before a show but other than that will it work to keep them in the dirt.
    Thanks for your advice.
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    5,644
    369
    303
    Jan 14, 2008
    Keep them in clean pens & they'll be fine. I'm just in my second year with Japs but am really enjoying them. Delightful little birds.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by