Other common names: Bulgarisches Zwerghuhn, Bulgarian bantam, Naine Bulgare froment tacheté blanc, Pollo Bulgaro nana, Pollo Búlgaro enana, Bulgaarse Kriel, Bulgarske Dværghøns, Bulgarski Kurczaka miniaturowe
The Bulgarian Bantam was developed in north-western Bulgaria, around Vidin and Bregovo.
Varieties: Porcelain, White, more
Uses: Pets, Ornamental, Exhibition
Personality: The Bulgarian bantam is active and social. They tame easily and make fine pets.
Broody: Yes, excellent mother
Preferred climate: Any
Handles confinement: Yes
Egg production: Fair (2/week)
Egg size: Small
What else you should know:
As smaller fowl, you may find an enclosed run necessary to keep your bantams safe from birds of prey.
Birds with crests and feathered legs are more prone to mites, lice, and scaly mites, and should be checked monthly. If you find your birds have any of these parasites, a chicken friendly pesticide should be used.
If allowed to walk in the snow, feather footed fowl can collect ice balls on their feet. These should be removed daily to prevent frostbite.
When I first decided to hold some chicken in my backyard I was totally shocked by huge amount of possible chicken breeds. It took me a lot of time searching google for information about different breeds and it also got me down to the question "What do I want my chickens for". Since I always wanted my chicken for laying my breakfast eggs breeds that are just for meet production and hardly lay eggs where taken down for my list. Also breeds that are claimed to be very aggressive were not the right for me. After a while and a long talk with a chicken expert I decided to take a couple of Bulgarian Bantam chickens and it was probably the best decision I ever made. Not only do they lay big and nicely colored eggs, that by the way are truly delicious, but they also are very calm and easy to handle. Though they don't like temperature differences that much and there eggs tend to be a bit smaller in times of change. I think choosing the right chicken breed isn't that easy but I defiantly made the right decision..
From Zina1234 May 27 2015 3:27PM