My hubby is a downer -- he said absolutely NO bantams or silkies..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Momagain1, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Songster

    Feb 13, 2011
    Central IL

    I normally dont go "AGAINST" what he really feels strongly about..and he RARELY
    asks me to NOT do something...

    I feel I have to honor this request due to the fact he doesnt or very rarely asks
    me to NOT do something...he rarely puts in his request of things I am trying to do
    or want to do...he's very accomodating to me.. However I just wanted ONE silkie...seriously...just one..just for show..

    any type of chick have a neat look to it that is full size that may lay eggs
    at a decent production rate?? It would be fantastic if we could find a white layer
    then we'd both be happy...

    has to be cold hardy (and heat tolerant too)..
    able to stand confinement (due to winters here)

  2. HatchingFever

    HatchingFever Songster

    Feb 8, 2011
    first silkies cant stand cold so u would need a heat lamp on them i suggest a brabanter pretter and lays a decent amout of white eggs
  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I love my Buttercups- they crank out the eggs and have a lovely crown. I do fine with them both in the heat and in the cold- just down in KS, I think we get a bit more heat, but same bitter cold.
  4. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Songster

    Oct 21, 2010
    Boise, ID
    Have a look at faverolles. Neat looking? I think so, and fair amount of whitish eggs too.
  5. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
    Quote:I have to disagree here-my Silkies have done extremely well in our cold winters. [​IMG]
  6. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    Love the look of the Appenzeller Spitzhauben. Can't vouch for how much the purebreds lay, but our AS roo sired a lot of our mixed flock and they're all quite productive.
  7. chickenX

    chickenX In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2011
    Long Beach
    i'm sure you'll miss him . . .
  8. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Welllll.... <*clearing throat*> there are bantam versions of many breeds.

    Because I am ..... the way I am.... I would get some bantam Leghorn chicks, maybe a couple bantam barred rocks, or barnevelders, and when they don't get as big as the LF versions, just be all surprised at having so many runts. Darn.

    Or, if this appeals to you better, get a SINGLE bantam chick amongst the others. Awwww, look, a runt! Then you get your bantam, and no one is the wiser.

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