Which chickens should i keep?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by aShMaNv, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. aShMaNv

    aShMaNv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. I have a smaller backyard flock that consists of 1 buff, 1 partridge, 1 black, 1 white bantam cochin hen and a buff cochin roo plus a bantam buff laced polish hen. Then I also have some standards. 4 rir and 4 barred rock hens. I am thinking of downsizing for the winter and also for space and food. However I cannot decide whether i want to keep my bantams or standards. What do you guys think?
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the bantams lay good?
     
  3. aShMaNv

    aShMaNv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually they do. I have always been told that cochins dont lay good, but they have layed just as many eggs as the standards and also they are more consistent. The eggs are smaller but they eat less feed and as long as they are laying like they are, i really dont care if they are smaller. But when my standards lay, THEY LAY! LOL. THey lay tons of huge brown eggs.
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins are my favorite. I would keep them!
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Are the standards and bantams the same age? That might be a factor to consider...longevity when it comes to egg laying.
     
  6. serendipityfarm

    serendipityfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins, Cochins, Cochins!!! [​IMG]
     

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