People with Bantams!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by AtRendeAcres, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I really love my bantams!

    I am ordering more chicks with friend!

    I am thinking of getting more bantams they are so social and fun to watch!

    Now to convince DH!

    1)how big are their eggs?
    I have silkiie, cochin
    I want to get barred rock, RIR or waynedottes

    2)Also would like to breed a few (to try)

    what do you suggest

    Joanne
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    dont know about egg size, but from a picture on the EE thread, there was a pic of silkie eggs vs. americauna and they didnt seem that small to me. i have a black cochin who isnt the nicest. but i had a birchen cochin roo who was the sweetest chicken i ever had. never had a silkie although i think they are sweet poof balls.
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I have Banty Cochin Frizzles. Here is a pic of one of thier eggs....compared to a C cell battery.

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    My 6 yr old grandson LOVES them! He calls them "kid sized eggs" and tells his friends, my chickens lay eggs just for him!
     
  4. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a lot of trouble convincing my dad that bantams were a good idea. He wanted standards because of egg size. However, we bought a young grower that was meant to be a standard but turned out to be a bantam. He actually doesn't think that the eggs are too small, and he doesn't mind if we get another bantam [​IMG]
     
  5. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was told that bantam eggs are lower in cholesterol.
    My silky eggs are just the right size to fit on a muffin.
     
  6. TundraChick

    TundraChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got my first egg from my white Silkie. It was 1 oz. I compared it to a large grades egg that was 1.8 oz. The Silke egg was much bigger that I expected.
     
  7. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The contents are exactly the same, it's just that there is less cholesterol per egg, rather than per 100g.

    It's a bit like making a small packet of crisps and saying that they have less calories, and then charging for the privilege (it's been done).
     
  8. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The contents are exactly the same, it's just that there is less cholesterol per egg, rather than per 100g.

    It's a bit like making a small packet of crisps and saying that they have less calories, and then charging for the privilege (it's been done).

    V-Chic what are "crisps"?
     
  9. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RChicks, you asked about a new breed to try? I have Silkies and Mille Fleur D'Uccles. You have silkies already, but I would suggest the D'Uccles or another feather footed bantam breed... they're really cute, friendly, and fun to watch!
     
  10. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I would reccomend wyandotte bantams. they call to you whenever they see you came out of the house and theyre fun to watch and theyre eggs are big for a bantam:cool:
     

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