- Barred Rock Bantam
The Barred Rock bantam chicken is a miniature sized chicken of the Barred Rock Standard breed and are of recent origin making extreme progress in the hands of poultry breeders across the USA. A great backyard chicken and a great show chicken that have a very docile disposition and nature.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the standard verison of the breed, the Barred Rock Chicken
Availability Table coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Master Availability Table
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Single Comb Clean Legged Bantam
- Weights: Hen-----32 oz Rooster------36 oz
- Pullet---28 oz Cockerel-----32 oz
- Purpose: Great Show chicken, pet and egg layer.
- Egg Shell Color: Brown bantam sized eggs
- Egg Production: Good
- Egg Size: Small
- Temperament: Active
- Fertility Percentage: 40-55%
- Broody: Setters
- Mating Ratio: 8 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: United States
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the Standard of Perfection
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of Barred Rock Bantam chicken breed since 1982.
Our favorite breed Review by Farmer Geoff
We have raised backyard chickens for over 20 years and these Barred Rock Bantams are the easiest most rewarding breed we have raised. They are friendly, calm, happy birds. This winter they were perfectly happy and healthy. We liked that it was easy to sort out the hens and roosters at an early age by feather color
. (Posted on 5/25/2019)
Good and healthy chicks Review by Mike K
Received my order of chicks last Friday. They all survived the trip quite well. They're doing fine and are healthy and active. This has been a pleasant transaction and looking forward to raising this flock. Thank you for your professional service. (Posted on 5/23/2018)
Thank You Review by Laurie Texas May 2009
A huge thanks for my bantam chickens. All 25 plus the extras sent arrived doing well, and here we are three weeks later and all chicks are still going strong. I have purchased chickens from two or three different local places before and lost some here and there, so I am very impressed with how they all are doing. I will definitely recommend your hatchery to my poultry friends, and plan to order from you again when we're ready for more (Posted on 1/9/2016)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Samuel, Massachusetts April 2012
I know this order was very small and this is the first time I have ever ordered from your hatchery, but could not be more impressed with your business. I received my bantam chickens all the way in MA in great shape and quicker than I expected. They are all eating and drinking right away and seem to be in good spirits. The post office notified me via telephone that they were in a USPS distribution center a couple of towns away, and gave me the option of coming to get them or waiting until later the next day to have them in my town. I went to pick them up. But furthermore you website was second to none. Your staff was extremely courteous answering silly questions and any information I needed you had the answers for. I will not lie I looking at about every hatchery site before buying from you. But your site was the most user friendly, had the largest selection of breeds available on one date, with all the big names in hatcheries, guaranteed live shipping quantities. I know you are not fools, and you already know what I told you. But I wanted you to know how pleased I am and that your hatchery is really something to be proud of. I know you will have to refund people all sorts of money in weeks ahead. People will complain. But I just wanted to say thank you. I appreciate your hard work. Good customer service is harder and harder to come by. (Posted on 12/4/2015)
Bantams arrived this AM Review by Peter Texas May 2010
Thank you for the extra-mile effort to call and ask about sending my order early. it was a big help to us. I received the call Wed afternoon and they arrived this morning. Friday, in great shape, all alive and very active. I have ordered from other hatcheries for years and always been treated well, but Cackle's selection, quality, personnel and process have been the best. Always friendly, always met their commitments, replaced the lost chicks without question. The chicks from the first order are feathered out and totally healthy. These were the first banties we ever ordered and we were a little nervous. Our grands are going to have fun showing them, owning them. Us too. (Posted on 11/13/2015)