What is the best egg laying bantam?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yellowflower, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking for next spring. I want bantams only but don't know much about the different breeds. I have cochins and silkies and D uccles. The cochin and silkies are always broody. So I want to add some bantams that will lay more eggs, hopefully.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue... I'd like to watch this thread though. My Silkies are just starting to lay and one hen has laid an egg 5 times this week! I'm waiting to see if she will go broody, I'd sure like it at this point!
    My Ameraucana hens dont lay well at all. Maybe 2-3 eggs a week.
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    My seramas and bantam EE's lay really well.
     
  4. yellowflower

    yellowflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have a long wait on the silkies (there only 2months) but also know that the're very broody. And my cochins lay good for a couple of weeks then go broody again. I have 1 EE and she lays good, but gets the broody bug with the cochins. Ahggggg!
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Well, leghorn bantams lay every day. But there are many other breeds that lay well. They are probably similar to their large fowl counterparts
     
  6. airvine

    airvine Out Of The Brooder

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    ok my husband has just got his book of banams out and it is the pecan laying between 100 and 200 annually or the orpington laying up to 180. silkies lay between 90 and 120.

    i own 2 pecan bantams and although jill is not laying yet they are so good especially if you have children cause nothing flusters them and you can tame them really quickly
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    pecan=pekin? thats a bantam cochin in the USA but I like the name pekin better. Mine do lay pretty well. And I love their personalities. [​IMG]
     
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  8. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    [​IMG] Now I have an image of a pecan in my head, diligently laying eggs. I know my chickens would just mistake it for another egg. [​IMG] Pekins, though . . . that's interesting. I wonder if that holds true on this side of the water? I never would have thought bantam cochins would be up there.
     
  9. BUFF DADDY

    BUFF DADDY Out Of The Brooder

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    i got silver duckwings and they lay just about everyday.[​IMG]
     
  10. WalkingWolf

    WalkingWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that creating the egg laying hybrids in bantam breeds would bring the same results. Breeding a NHR bantam to a BR bantam would give a bantam black sex link.
     

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