1st choice: Black-tailed White Japanese Bantams
I’ve never had bantams before, thought this year I might see if I can locate a few Japanese bantams. My Pet Chicken carries them, but they are out of stock. 😦
Bantams aren’t anything special other than for their size, they are small, about half the size of a chicken. Japanese bantams aren’t easy to find, but lately, they have been advertised on Craigslist by a private party about 30 miles from here. They most likely won’t be sexed, but I’m positive re-homing roosters of this breed will be a breeze.
If I don’t find my pretty bantams of choice, I’m choosing the Delaware. They are available Sept. 30th from My Pet Chicken, but hopefully I can find them local, shipping is pretty spendy!
I’ve chosen this breed because I may try to hatch fertile eggs. The Delaware is a setter, and hopefully at least one of these ladies would like to be a foster mommy.
The brooder is ready, but the coop for young pullets? Well… it’s gone, I sold it, ha ha! Better get busy!