Bantam Chicken Hatching Eggs


Bantam Chickens are popular because of their unique size. They are around 1/4 of the size of a normal chicken making them perfect for people with limited space.

Among the rarest bantam chicken hatching eggs are the white d'uccle variety, because they produce brilliant white and fluffy miniature chickens. For more information, take a look at our fertile bantam chicken eggs below:

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Bantam Chickens


European sailors discovered uniquely small fowls in the harbor city of Bantam in Indonesia and since then the world has come to know them as Bantam Chicken. Subsequently, during the course of history, the word Bantam has been appropriated to refer to any small breed of chicken. Today most large chicken breeds have a corresponding bantam breed.

Characteristics

Bantams are much smaller in size than regular poultry, about one-fifth to one-fourth the size of a normal breed. Some of the breeds however are unique and do not have any larger counterparts. They are naturally small. People across the world have domesticated Bantams for centuries. Many of them believe that they have a unique personality. They are much more self reliant than regular chickens and are able to fend for themselves. Also, because of their small size it has been much easier to rear them in urban areas and hence their popularity.

Today Bantams have been gaining increasing popularity because of their unique disposition. These are very proud birds and coupled with their diminutive size it makes quite a contrast and perfect for shows that are arranged all across the US and Europe.

Breeding

Bantams prefer to stay in small groups – generally made up of a rooster and its three companion hens. They breed by laying eggs, just as any other chickens do. However, the size of their eggs is much smaller than that of a standard egg of a hen.

The breeding habits of Bantam chickens vary according to the breed they are. Belgian bearded d'Uccles would breed once a year. The color of their eggs is beige. The interesting fact is that although the chicks are multicolored soon after hatching, they take the color of their parents as they grow older. Silkies are another variety of Bantam Chicken, and probably the most popular. They are quite prolific at breeding and would lay around 90 to 120 eggs on an average in a year. The eggs are brown in color and generally hatch in three weeks. Silkies, both male and female, attain sexual maturity at the age of five months. The Dutch variety of Bantams are the smallest and would lay about 4-5 eggs at a time.

Behavior

Bantam chickens are one of the most curious birds and this is reflected in the way they behave. They are seen to be continuously in search of food, picking and scratching at everything that lies in front of them. They do enjoy their dust bath, but also take a lot of care in keeping themselves clean by constantly dusting and preening themselves.

Two male Bantams, once they are a little older, are not the best of companions and generally would pick a fight. Although these fights might appear violent, they actually don’t cause too many injuries.

Benefits

Bantam Chickens are mainly raised for their eggs which are high in protein content and are extremely beneficial to our health. They keep our eyesight better, helps us to avoid blood clot and also aid us in maintaining our cholesterol profile. All these benefits lends credence to the adage – “Good things come in small packages!”