Okay, so we possibly found the house we're going to buy. We put an offer in yesterday now we're just waiting to hear back about it. The backyard while big enough to have a small kidney shaped pool, has some green but not a lot. It's about 60 - 70% pool and the rest grass. (Sorry, no pictures yet.) Given the size of the grass area and the fact that smaller birds might allow me to have a few more than I could with large ones could you guys answer some bantam questions for me? My hubby would like 4-5 eggs per bird each week which is why I'm considering the really good layers. I don't think he would mind smaller eggs so much if the quantity is still high. I would need them to be heat hardy and not so much cold hardy. San Diego winters are pretty mild but the summers lately have been kinda brutal. 1. Of these breeds, which ones for sure come in bantam size? My Pet Chicken is out of stock so I can't tell right now. Black Australorp Barred Rock (I know these do.) RIR Wyandotte any color Delaware Black Star Easter Egger 2. I know that bantams lay smaller eggs but how much smaller and do they lay as frequently as their large counterparts? For example, MPC claims BS and RIR lay 5/wk while the rest 4/wk, does that hold true for the bantams as well? 3. I know there are quite a few bantam breeds that don't come in standard form. Are there any that would fit what I'm looking for? 4. I've been focusing on standards for long enough I can't remember the coop/run requirements for bantams. Are 4 banties the equivalent of 1 standard? I read that yesterday on another post. If that's true, does that count only for the amount of foraging they do or for housing as well? Okay, I think that'll do for now. Any help you can offer is much appreciated.