What do you prefer? Bantam Or giants/Jumbos?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Goat_Walker, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ive been thinking hard tonight - my head hurts, lol.

    I cant decide whether or not I want to get Little cute Bantams or a heavier LARGE breed of chicken.


    Which do you prefer and why?
     
  2. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    Bantams all the way!!! Cuter, prettier, rasier to house, cost less to feed, less poo, easier to clean up after, friendlier, funnier, higher-pitched crowing (roos), need more reasons? [​IMG]
     
  3. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    LOL But Could I keep them in a chainlink fenced in area? With chicken wire on the inside though. Would I need to clip wings or can they jump over a four foot fence?
     
  4. Funky Feathers

    Funky Feathers former Fattie

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    I would put a top on the pen, not just for that reason (yes they might be able to fly over it), but also to keep predators out. [​IMG]
     
  5. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some of both sizes. I just love my bantams though (silkies). I like their half size eggs & as just suggested....less feed/poo. I suppose it depends on what you are wanting them for though.

    Have fun choosing! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Ive postd in another thread that Ive kinda had two breeds tug my heart a little. I saw some Jumbo blue cochin and then some Bantams ( didnt say what type) . Black hens to a White ( not solid ) roo. I begged my dad to let my at least get the bantams but he said I have to wait till March. So Im not sure If I want to get The Bantams or the Cochins. Or another breed entirely.

    I would have them in a 12ft x 15ft ( approximantly ) grassy pen. I just wanted a trio or so of them.... yeah right, like I could only have a trio.... lol...


    Could I have both? Kind of like having Calls and muscovies I guess.... I mean would I have to worry about them being in a pen together? Would they interbreed even with the size difference?
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both and for eggs, definitely the biger breeds, for pets, bantams all the way
     
  8. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I would get both and I wouldn't keep either one in a topless pen. From what I have seen, a lot of the bantams fly better than the standards(maybe not cochins but certainly OEG or sebrights).
     
  9. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    They would breed, despite the size difference.
     
  10. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    SO If I get a Bantam Breed id have to clip the wings? Are jumbos fat enough that they wont be tempted to jump the fence?


    Im interested in them mainly for pets. Eggs are a bonus. But Id love it if they could go broody and give me some fluffies. If not I can put the eggs under a duck . Thats why I got scovies.
     

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