what bantam should we get?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChuckenGirl, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. ChuckenGirl

    ChuckenGirl Songster

    Dec 22, 2007
    Maryland :)
    well my dad is getting 15 new chicks and he said i get to choose a bantam breed, except silkies, he said they look like snowballs with legs so i want a bantam that is friendly and broody any ideas? we are also getting red pyle bantams and silver duckwing oeg standards to add to our flock, if you told me last year that i would be raising chickens i would call you crazy but look now!!
  2. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Bantam cochins!
  3. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Quote:I second that. We have a bantam Cochin mix and she is constantly going broody, which is pretty annoying if you don't want any chicks [​IMG]
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Songster

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    My bantam Orpingtons go broody.........but, maybe not as often as cochins.
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    My ameraucana bantam hens are the sweetest birds I own. I have read they can be broody, but mine are a year old and haven't yet. They follow me around like my shadow [​IMG] good luck with your choice.
  6. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    I love the look of the Japanese bantams, but I don't know how friendly they are...

    Cochins are so cute, though! You wouldn't go wrong with those.
  7. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    Quote:make good mothers

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