Rhode Island Red Bantam

(15 customer reviews)

As low as: $4.95

Hatching on May 29, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 1, 2024.

  • Rhode Island Red Bantam – Sold as Baby Chicks Only

Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru mid August

Limit of 5 on Sexed Bantams.


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Single Comb Clean Legged (Other than Game) Bantam
  • Weights: Hen ——-30 oz         Rooster—–34 oz
    Pullet——26 oz         Cockerel—-30 oz
  • Purpose and Type: Ornamental; Exhibition & Production
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown Bantam Sized Egg
  • Egg Production: Excellent
  • Egg Size: Small
  • Temperament: Docile
  • 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 in 1940
  • TLC: No
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Rhode Island Red Bantam since 1993.


A miniature size of the Single Comb Rhode Island Red Standard chicken, they are great layers and have a docile, fun personality. They are great foragers and do well in shows. Admitted to the American Poultry Standard of Perfection in 1940 and it makes a great backyard chicken for enjoyment and eggs.

Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the standard version of the breed, the Rhode Island Red Chicken


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15 reviews for Rhode Island Red Bantam

  1. Whittni (@WhitsFlock)

    Naturally friend females without being held particularly handled. Excellent looking birds. Hardy through hot humid summer and snowy weather. Would buy again.

  2. Cynthia Lopez

    Just received our order of 15 unsexed RIR banties this morning. I was worried because we’ve had unusually cold weather this spring, even had snow 2 weeks ago, but all 15 are spunky and LOUD. The little heating pad in the box was just what they needed. They all immediately starting drinking and eating, none of them seem weak or lethargic, and overall they seem friendly to humans – when I drape my hand at the bottom of the brooder, they look at it and then brush my fingers as they walk by. No startling or shying away. I’m really tickled with these chicks and hope i have enough hens in the bunch to have a self sustaining flock.

  3. MadHatter

    Best breed for small scale homestead

    Great layers, friendly, difiently a dual purpose breed. I just can’t say enough about them. Once the hens start laying they seem to never stop.

  4. W&T 4-H

    We love them!

    They are so friendly and calm. Wherever we are in the backyard they come along. Very calm and very sweet!

  5. benjo

    beautiful but still waiting for eggs

    ordered 5 female (got 6).They grew up into beautiful birds,I am still waiting on eggs (they are 7 months old, and the red cochin bantams have been laying for at least 2 months).They are full of personality and readily come to us when we enter their pen.Of course we always have treats for them. Truly enjoy these delightful little birds. Thank you.

  6. Erbagirl

    Such sweet girls!

    I ordered one RIRB and received 2. They both went into the banty coop, but one went into the full size coop and has stayed there ever since. They both are sweet, running up to you and waiting to be picked up. I almost wish I would’ve orders full size.

  7. Sam

    RR bantams

    This is the first year we have ordered this breed from the hatchery. They are a nice looking, beautiful mahogany feathered bantam. They were easy to work with and my 6 yr old was able to show one of the pullets with ease.

  8. Nicole

    Healthly and Friendly

    We got 5 females. 4 are female 1 was a male, which is not uncommon for sexed bantams. The 4 females are very friendly. All were healthy when they arrived and have grown up to be healthy. I was not sure what to expect as a breed or size, but these little ladies are bantam sized and will be a breed I keep!

  9. Karla

    love rhode island red bantams

    I purchased this breed for the first time spring 2019. I wanted a flock but don’t really need the production a full size breed gives considering its just me and my husband. And surprisingly, the bantam yoke is the same size as a standard chicken’s small egg! Therefore, I feel that the Rhode Island Bantam is a more efficient bird.

  10. sheepinarowboat

    itty bitty treasures

    I’ve never had Rhode Island Red Bantam’s before. They arrived last February. They are healthy, curious, super super friendly, sweet and I love them to bits. Now my favorite breed of chicken by far!

  11. Ashley


    My daughter got Grand Champion Bantam at our County Fair!! Very sweet healthy

  12. John

    Very Sweet Babies

    Our babies are almost 3 weeks old now. So sweet, easy to spoil. Love ’em

  13. Abby Iowa May 2012


    I showed in the American, English, Mediterranean, All Other Standard Breed, Mixed Breed, Pairs, Bantam Single Comb, Clean Legged and Showmanship Classes. This was my first year showing. I got 1 Red and 9 Blue Ribbons. I also received 4 best of breed awards and 1 Reserve Champion and 1 Champion. I also got 3rd in showmanship.

  14. James Arizona April 2010


    Just wanted to let you know that our shipment of chicks arrived this morning, they are all alive and we just gave them the sugar water and some food. They all look good. Thank You

  15. Ken April 2014

    Thank You!

    Thanks a million!!! I love my new bantam Rhode Island Red biddies! They are beautiful and healthy beyond my expectations! Put me on the ABSOLUTELY 100% SATISFIED list!!

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