Our Bantam Chicken Flock

Golden Seabright and two Silver Seabright bantams, our little beauties. Getting about a dozen eggs a day now. Both bantam chickens and their eggs are about half-size of full size chickens.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

8 Responses to Our Bantam Chicken Flock

  1. These ARE Beauties. Myself, i could see me spending time just watching them. We have a good bunch of wild birds visit our back yard, including pheasant, and it is sould satisfying to watch…

    I'm thinking eventually these ones will make it to the oven? Such beautiful feathers, maybe you could sell them. Read something where someone was raising chickens with beautiful feathers, just to slaughter and sell for the feathers.

  2. Beautiful birds, Lloyd. We keep bantams in our back garden (Leicsester UK), and while they may not be the 'friendliest' of birds, there really is something unique about their size and personality. We have also hatched birds and had them imprint upon our children who they then follow around everywhere, one insisting on sitting on my daughter's shoulder while she watches TV. And while the eggs might be small, they are like golden treasures. Well done and thanks for your amazing blog – we love it. Richard

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