I've never had bantam chickens before--the smallest breed I've ever had has been leghorns--I usually like BIG chickens like Brahmas, Jersey Giants and Wyandottes. I'm going to be converting a couple old outhouses into coops and have been thinking about putting one in our pasture. Since the outhouses are on the small side I thought I might try some bantams. The pasture shares a fence with a neighbor but it's only 4' high or so (and really, only the bottom 36" is probably chicken proof). I was wondering if there are any good bantam breeds that could free range in the pasture without wandering over the fence (with or without clipping wings)? So far I'm thinking silkies and bantam Brahmas. I might just end up putting the fat old Brahmas out there.