Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Archive - Keeping Bantams

Bantams are the cutest, most cuddly chickens around. Many traditional breeds also come in a bantam version which is much smaller than the original. A couple of years ago, I had the brief pleasure of owning 3 pekin bantams.

I managed to get them for my aunty who had just moved in to a farmhouse in Lincolnshire.

The eggs they produced were small, but what they lacked in size they made up for in flavour.....

 I believe that lots of bakers and cake makers use bantam eggs over normal sized hen eggs.

I just wanted to share a few photos with you before I get chance to make a proper post later in the week...

Here they are...

Aren't they gorgeous!!
Amy would be keen to keep Bantams.. we'll have to see about that though!!! They absolutely trashed the lawn and for small birds they were quite noisy!!

Have a good day!



  1. I'd love to have chickens at some point, but know that it's not the right time right now. I'm always fascinated to read posts about them though.

  2. Hello! We've met at last via Eight by Six - got to say I absolutely love your blog banner! Looking forward to reading more of your posts, excellent one today on bantams. Hoping one day to have my own chicken run ... Caro x

  3. Hi again Jo. Thanks once again for stopping by! Keeping chickens is so much fun, I love reading everybody's stories about them too!! :) :)

    Hi Caro!
    Nice to see you here, thanks for following my blog! I really hope you get chickens soon, bantams are great if you have less space. They look really jazzy in ornamental gardens too!! We love our blog banner too, my brother made it for us. He is a bit of a whizz at that sort of thing!

    Thankyou both!!

    Martin :)

  4. I love my bantams too but have not noticed any difference in the flavor of their eggs when compaired to the regular chickens eggs.

  5. Really.

    I had one particular friend who would specify that they didn't like hen eggs but liked bantam eggs. Very strange.

    A lot of friends who keep chickens have said they noticed the difference

    Thanks for visting the blog once again and leaving a comment. Appreciate it!

    Martin :)


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