Need info about bantams!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenrandomness, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. How much do the folloing bantam breeds lay in a week? (from experience) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Antwerp Belgian
    Modern Game

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  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I think that each chicken itself is different, but here are my rates at peak of lay season

    OEG: every other day
    Japanese Black Tails: Every day
    Cochins: 2 eggs every 3 days
    Silkies: every other day
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

    Jul 16, 2009
    best coast
    Seramas lay about every other day. Of course, that's my experience with one hen! [​IMG]
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 17, 2009
    SE Pennsylvania
    My cochin frizzles lay everyday
  5. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    brahmas are about every other day. i figure about a 28-32 hour cycle between laying.
  6. Megs

    Megs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    my bantams lay like this when they are getting optimal light (14 hrs a day)

    Japanese- my 2 hens (1-2 y/o) lay about an egg every 2-3 days
    Brahma- my 2 hens (1-2 y/o) laid about an egg every 3rd day
    sebright- my 3 hens (1-2 y/o) lay almost an egg a day
    Cochin- my 1 hen (2 y/o) lays an egg every other day

    when i had no lights for a few months, and daylight hours were far below optimal most of my hens stopped laying altogether.
  7. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Cochins will average about 120-180 eggs per year. When they are wanting to sit, they will lay every day for a while, then they get slow. I found OEG's to be same.

    Brahmas will depend on the strain. One strain I had were like cochins, next laid 5 out of 7 days.

    EE's are the best layers of the bantams depending on families and how close they are to Americauna's. More cross bred the better the layer.

    Remember they are bred for type, color not laying ability. That is why each strain is different.
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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Almost all my birds (mostly silkies or silkie crosses, though there are a few other breeds, too) lay daily unless in molt or broody or the high heat of summer (very few lay off for winter and I do not add extra ligt unless it is really cold, then I prefer (but don't always have) blue (moon glow) heat lamps that give out very little real light.

    edited to add, I should have said most of my hens, none of the boys lay, [​IMG] and I have a lot of youngsters that are simply too young [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    I have a Serama/D'uccle hybird, and three Serama/OEGB hybrids. They were all laying every day until the flock came down with fowl pox. Our smallest hen kept laying every day (!), but the others stopped for a while. They're now back laying again but with winter they're only laying every other day now. Of course the eggs are very small.

    A friend of ours said his modern game bantams laid eggs almost the size of a standard chicken egg. Ouch, is what I'm thinking.
  10. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    So they really do lay more than what I thought...I was thinking about getting a few bantams, but then most of what I have read online said they lay one egg a week or so, which is not enough for me to justify having them. But, every other day would be great. D'Uccles are going back on my wish list!

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