What do you prefer- Bantams or Standard??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nupine, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    Just wondering-Bantams or Standards.

    I prefer bantams-They eat less, lay eggs, very cute and tiny, need alot less space, etc. I have some standards, but I like bantams more. I am not interested in meat, so that isn't a concern.

    What do YOU like??????????
  2. I like them BOTH. [​IMG] I like bantams because I can keep more birds in a smaller space, which use less feed than the big birds. Their hatching eggs seem to sell equally as well as the standards. However, I still like my BIG cochins & Brahmas....
  3. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    I love them both. I have more bantams now though so you could say I prefer them. lol
  4. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    i like standards because they lay bigger eggs but i like bantams cuse theyre cute
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Living here in WI I have to say the standards only because it's so cold here in the winter and I don't think the bantams would do so well. I do have one Serama that I LOVE to death tho but she will stay inside for the winter [​IMG] I do like the looks of both tho and if I lived someplace warmer I would prob have both.
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    I like standards that can actually serve a purpose LOL no offense to all you cute little banty folk [​IMG]
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:I somewhat agree with this, I love the big eggs my standards produce, but as far as having a chicken soley as a pet bantams would be fine.

    I wouldn't be against adding a flock of bantams to my chicken collection, I just wouldn't be happy with all bantams.

    My DW's cousin is the opposite, He wants bantams only.

    Thats what makes the world go round. [​IMG]
  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    Bantams, because they take up less space thus i can have more.[​IMG]
  9. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    central VA
    Standards for the reasons already stated. IMO, bantams are pretty useless-- eggs too small, not enough meat etc. I do love my little oegb roo though--and yes, he's useless:lol:
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Quote:Bantams lay eggs too you know [​IMG]

    I love my bantams-just use 2 eggs instead of 1. I can have more of them, and they are a nice size for dd to handle.

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