stupid question, but

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Saltiena, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. Saltiena

    Saltiena Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Peach Bottom
    How many eggs do bantams lay a day?
    how large (or small) are bantam eggs?
    can i charge the same for bantam eggs?
    Are these REALLY stupid questions???
  2. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    Size and quantity of eggs would depend on the breed of bantam you're talking about. [​IMG] Some bantam eggs are not much larger than a quail egg--TINY! Others are more the size of a regular small egg, 1 1/2 ounces or so. I'm sure you can charge whatever people will pay for the eggs. I was just reading the "how much do you charge" thread, and it looks like people charge anything from less than a dollar a dozen to more than 5 dollars a dozen for regular chicken eggs depending on where they are and what people will pay in their area.


    No, they're not stupid questions, silly.

    Last edited: Apr 22, 2007
  3. Saltiena

    Saltiena Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Peach Bottom
    thanks, they are all to be cochin, than the 1 SPECIAL chick murray throughs in and 4 silkies
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    The average is 3 banty eggs to one large chicken egg.

    Every hen will only lay one egg daily at the most. Good luck.

  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Miss MoneyPenny's a Silkie mix and her eggs are the size of a C battery.
  6. imaflightyone

    imaflightyone Hatching

    Apr 23, 2007
    I have several bantams and they are only about half as tall as a normal sized egg and about as big around as a quarter.
  7. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

    Jan 15, 2007
    Shepherdstown, WV
    I can't answer your egg questions, but I can answer this:
    There are no stupid questions! [​IMG]

    BTW, welcome to BYC, imaflightyone ! [​IMG]
  8. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Exactly! You're still learning and we are all here to learn from each other!

    My silkies lay bigger eggs than my bantam cochins. The bantam cochins seem to lay a round egg and the silkies lay more pointed eggs. But, the silkie eggs are still smaller than my standard cochin eggs.
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Saltiena.....Banty's, like most hens, will lay between 5 and 6 eggs a week...under healthy conditions, with proper feed.

    There are no stupid questions on here....we all have to learn somehow...and asking is the best way to learn.

    What you charge is dependant on how much they go for locally. Here in Indiana, I get 1.00 a dozen at the local hardware store...but my regular customers, buy me a bag of feed every other month...and I try to get them 2 dozen a week. I like the barter system better than money...especially between friends. [​IMG]

    Here is a picture of one of my Cochin Banty Frizzle eggs...compared to a C Cell Battery......


    Hope this helps!
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    This is Penny's first egg.

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