A dozen bantam Rhode Island Red eggs arrived from Quebec last spring, and I grew out three pullets from my seven hatchlings. Gentle little birds, they are starting to lay now and if they are anything like their standard sized cousins, they will be high volume egg machines.
I love their shiny dark burgundy feathering. K says that one day she will have a whole coop full of bantam poultry, tiny chickens in a tiny coop on a tiny farm, with tiny sheep, and tiny cows, and tiny ponies and donkeys. Sounds like a tiny home owner all right.