Japanese bantams- total outcasts?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kitty135, May 21, 2011.

  1. Kitty135

    Kitty135 Songster

    Apr 2, 2011
    In about 2 weeks I will be getting 5 Japanese bantam chicks for a graduation present. I currently have a healthy flock of 14 eight-week old chicks. We are just about to finish building the coop, but a question popped into my head. Since Japanese bantams are so different and tiny, would they need smaller nesting boxes or different food or anything? And yes, I'm aware that they must be fully grown until I can introduce them to the flock.
  2. sunket77

    sunket77 Songster

    May 21, 2009
    Texas Hill Country!
    be prepared to be PATIENT [​IMG] these little guys take a long time to grow ....what other breeds do you have? usually bantams get along pretty well with other breed so long as they have enough room. As far as nesting boxes, they should just use the same ones the standards do. They also are pretty good little flyers so they don't have a problem getting on higher perches. As far as food, I find that mine will eat layer pellets but don't really like them. They prefer crumbles since it's easier to eat. It can go either way because the bigger birds tend to waste crumbles but the banty's will scoop the pellets they don't want out.

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