What to do with Bantam Cornish??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickybaby, May 15, 2008.

  1. Chickybaby

    Chickybaby In the Brooder

    Mar 28, 2008
    NC - paradise!
    [​IMG] I have been looking to buy some Dark Cornish in my local area. TA DA (I thought) when I found an ad for Dark Cornish chicks. I called the guy and he agreed to hold them until I could get there over the weekend. Got there, he pulled out the 5 I wanted, and "threw in" 2 extra for my son (he's 6, and went with me to pick up my "Mother's Day" present...) As I was putting them on my son's lap, the guy says to me "you knew these were little guys, right?" Well, being so excited about finally finding Dark Cornish, I said "yes". Thinking to myself - they were week old chicks, why wouldn't they be "little guys"? Okay, make a long story short, I now believe he meant BANTAMS! :eek: Never occurred to me to ask at the time - rookie mistake? I would've thought they would have been advertised as bantams, but they weren't and now I've got 7 beautiful little (and I do mean LITTLE!) chicks that I have no CLUE what to do with! No offense to those of you who are banty fans, but what does one do with them? I can't imagine they will ever get big enough to eat, and it would take a few more eggs than ususal to make breakfast. They are absolutely adorable, but can they be useful? I've got a plan for the space I have available, and it didn't include bantam cornish. Anybody got ideas? Thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Sell'em or let them free range your property. They don't get very big, and they're still good looking chickens. I ended up with one myself and a rooster at that. He's blue laced red. I still think about eating him, but he wouldn't make much other than a snack. [​IMG]
  3. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    friend use to have white cornish bantams. When grown, they are size of small cornish you buy in store. Good to eat but you won't feed a family--one/person or one/2 light eaters.

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