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Please explain the bantum thing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by desertgirl, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Is there a reason ,other than their compact cuteness, that I would choose a bantum over a standard size? I would imagine the eggs are smaller from the bantum?

    I am getting ready to order, and realized I have no idea about this![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    I dont see what is so great about bantams....
    There eggs are tiny, they are tiny, and MINE arent very friendly!
    But for some reason I got more, so there must be something good about them!!
     
  3. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    You can fit more bantams into a hen house. Yes the eggs are smaller, they make the best bite sized pickled eggs! I keep a few in my coop just for that, and their broody qualities
     
  4. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard people say that they are good for brooding and even though their eggs are small you are also feeding them MUCH less than standard.
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Also, bantams tend to be better show birds because of their small size.
     
  6. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    Hooker, OK
    Bantams rule!!!! [​IMG]

    They are much better than those big ol' fat ugly stupid big mean nasty standard birds! [​IMG]

    Bantams rule!!!!!
     
  7. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    That's all we've got is bantams. Love love them, and ours are super tough LOL. They don't know they're small!!!!! They'll take on anything, and ours aren't friendly either (but we don't really want them to be). I plan on making me some friendly pet bantams out of this batch of chicks I've got now [​IMG]
     
  8. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now teach, just cause you can't handle a real bird is no reason to get nasty [​IMG]
     
  9. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    So if egg laying/consumption is a big part of our wanting chickens, we should probably avoid bantums (even though they are pretty darned adoreable:D)?
     
  10. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:[​IMG] I had to laugh at that!
     

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