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What Is The Difference Between A Standard Chicken And A Bantam?

This episode of Chickens In A Minute explores the difference between a bantam and a standard chicken…

There are four main differences between bantams and standard chicken:

Size – Lifespan – Eggs – Space

The biggest difference with bantams is their size. They are about one-fifth to one-fourth the size of a standard chicken.

The next difference is their lifespan. The smaller the bird, the shorter this lifespan.  A bantams lifespan is about 4 to 8 years, whereas a standard chicken is 8 to 15 years.

Third is the size of their eggs. Bantam eggs are only about one-half to one-third the size of a regular hen egg. Many people love to bantam eggs because they contain more yolk and less white.

Forth difference is the space they require. As the birds are much smaller they only need a third of the space of ordinary or standard breeds.

Because they require so much less space, bantam chickens are becoming more popular for urban-homesteading, and small backyards.

Watch This Video To Learn More…


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