Why pekin/cochin bantams are the best chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amyschickens1, Jul 30, 2016.

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  1. amyschickens1

    amyschickens1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Prostive:
    friendly
    easy to pick up
    great mothers
    can cross with loads of different bantam breeds
    Cant scrap very well because of feathery feet
    males hardly ever scrap
    males really friendly after 6 months old
    Dont need big runs
    can be fed on wild bird seed
    free range
    Hutch can be rabbit hutch
    Lay 150- 250 eggs
    loads of diffrent colours
    got character
    children friendly
    really popular
    great for first time chicken owners
    suit cold winters and warm summers
    can be easy sexing while they are fully feathered because most of the time males have larger combs
    popular to sell in pairs or trios

    Negatives:
    when younger than 6 months old males can be a bit bossy to humans
    lay small eggs
    in wet weather might need to wash there feathers on feet
    can be pecky while broody
    can be a bit flappy
    when young got to watch out for rondents and squirrels
     
  2. JimsOhioAngel

    JimsOhioAngel Just Hatched

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    I had a cochin roo that tried to attack me gathering eggs. He was so upset with me !!
     

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