Chickens or Bantams?

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Chickens or Bantams?

Postby Dee » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:50 am

In about 2 weeks time, I shall be getting a chicken coop, and then I'll need to get some chickens. Any advice?

Which is best for the coop and as pets for young children? Should I get chickens or bantams or just mix them for a variety?

Egg size isn't a consideration and won't be going for more than 4 altogether.

Finally, where local can I get them from?
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Postby plook » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:09 pm

Make sure that if you get a cock -bod its not going to disturb anyone. I know of several people who have been upset because the neighbours complained about it crowing at day break. I would go for bantams lovely little birds small so better for children.
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Postby Dee » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:41 pm

I'm not breeding them, so no intention of getting a cock-bod. Breeding is for those with more rural locations, not for a back garden.
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Postby kay » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:44 pm

I'd go for a mix, although if i had to choose between the two, for pets i would go for Bantams. Small birds with big personalities.
I kept a mix when i had the space. One of the perks was a freshly laid egg, they were delicious.
Good Luck.
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Postby Dee » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:57 am

I've discovered Cruckley Farm sell chickens and that Speckled Sussex are ideal as pets and layers, in a coop.

If anyone has any other suggestions, I'd be most grateful.

Thank you for going to the effort of responding.
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