Sebright Hen -Sooo Pretty.  Oldest recorded British 'true' bantam. Largely ornamental chicken, they lay tiny, white eggs and are not kept for meat production.  Adults are generally hardy birds, but are especially susceptible to Marek's disease. Sebrights are friendly and actively social birds.

Sebright Hen -Sooo Pretty. Oldest recorded British 'true' bantam. Largely ornamental chicken, they lay tiny, white eggs and are not kept for meat production. Adults are generally hardy birds, but are especially susceptible to Marek's disease. Sebrights are friendly and actively social birds.

Frizzle tavuk

Frizzle tavuk

Sablepoot / Booted Bantam. Would be ideal for us & shouldn't do too much damage in the garden (hopefully!!!)

Sablepoot / Booted Bantam. Would be ideal for us & shouldn't do too much damage in the garden (hopefully!!!)

Amber Waves Bearded Bantam Silkies: Cuckoo Silkies

Amber Waves Bearded Bantam Silkies: Cuckoo Silkies

Itty bitty frizzled Cochin. I have a big one like this.

Itty bitty frizzled Cochin. I have a big one like this.

brown bantams | Mille Fleur/ Calico Cochins

brown bantams | Mille Fleur/ Calico Cochins

bantam calico cochin chicken

bantam calico cochin chicken

My favorite breed of chicken - Cochins. They come in standard & bantam sizes. The bantams are excellent sitters. Both sizes are easily domesticated & make loving pets for the children or yourself.

My favorite breed of chicken - Cochins. They come in standard & bantam sizes. The bantams are excellent sitters. Both sizes are easily domesticated & make loving pets for the children or yourself.

Black Silkie Bantam

Black Silkie Bantam

Pekin Bantam | Chickens | Breed Information | Omlet US

Pekin Bantam | Chickens | Breed Information | Omlet US

Brahma Chickens that do not mind being held and the males are more docile than most breeds

Top 10 Chicken Breeds for Kids

Brahma Chickens that do not mind being held and the males are more docile than most breeds

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Cochin (Lemon Blue) - peaceful, friendly, easily handled - brown - 2/wk

Cochin (Lemon Blue) - peaceful, friendly, easily handled - brown - 2/wk

Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam Photo Courtesy of the Japanese Bantam Club UK.

Black Tailed White Japanese Bantam Photo Courtesy of the Japanese Bantam Club UK.

Dun laced wyandotte bantams

Dun laced wyandotte bantams

Why raise bantams? First of all, they are fun to raise and watch grow and come in all small shapes and sizes. The smallest are just a little over a pound and go to as much as three pounds. Generally speaking, I would suggest that bantams be kept in separate pens/coops and away from the larger fowl. Keep in mind, however, that bantams are able to fly much easier than the large fowl and should have covered coops to prevent their escape. As a rule, you can house 10 bantams in the same space…

Best Backyard Chickens: Facts about Chickens, Best Chickens for Eggs, Raising Meat Chicken Breeds, What to Feed Chickens & Easy Chicken Coops to Build

Why raise bantams? First of all, they are fun to raise and watch grow and come in all small shapes and sizes. The smallest are just a little over a pound and go to as much as three pounds. Generally speaking, I would suggest that bantams be kept in separate pens/coops and away from the larger fowl. Keep in mind, however, that bantams are able to fly much easier than the large fowl and should have covered coops to prevent their escape. As a rule, you can house 10 bantams in the same space…

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