I am in a pickle here. I have had a fear of chickens for a while, but have also wanted chickens for many years. I have figured out that larger flocks of larger birds are what scare me. (I was "mobbed" as a kid) So logically, a smaller flock of bantams would suit me. But, I am planning to raise them for eggs and meat. Bantams seem like they would be too small for the job. Are there any "mid-size" breeds that are larger than average bantams, but smaller than average standard size? Another option would be crossing bantam Roos to full size hens. I've read that you usually get medium birds that way?