what the smallest bantam that lays well

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pax12, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what the smallest bantam that lays well
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The only bantams that I've ever owned are old english games.

    We actually crossed a black OEG with a leghorn roo once and got some blue hen crosses that were great layers of small to medium eggs.

    Sorry I can't be of more help.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    my d'uccle lays 4-5 eggs a week.
     
  4. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have a couple of Serama hens that each lay 3 to 4 eggs a week.
     
  5. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think RIR bantams lay good.. but im not sure..

    SOme people have silkies that lay GREAT while most dont lay alot.
     
  6. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My btw Jap. bantam is an excellent layer. She will lay for around nine days straight then take one day off. When her and my WL hen were first laying we used to laugh and say a little bantam was a better layer then the WL. She was. [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cochins are great layers, they lay almost everyday, once the hen is about a year old the eggs are pretty decent size. Also my dutch hen is great too, she rarely skips a day. She is pretty small but the cochins are bigger
     
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  8. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although quail aren't chicken, they do lay bantam sized eggs. They are supposed to be easy to raise and have small space requirements. If you are simply looking to produce lots of bantam sized eggs, you might want to consider quail.
     
  9. Bluedog420

    Bluedog420 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cochin's lay like golden comet's...lol [​IMG]
     
  10. EliteTempleton

    EliteTempleton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dido.
     

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