Are bantam eggs good eating?

Regardless, bantam chicken eggs taste the same as the eggs of larger chickens, and certainly if your birds have access to pasture, bantam or large fowl, the eggs will taste MUCH better than what you can get in a grocery store.

What can you do with bantam eggs?

How to Use Bantam Eggs

  1. Mix of eggs from standard and bantam chickens.
  2. Generally, use two bantam eggs per one large egg.
  3. Cakes, muffins & breads usually work with 3 bantams eggs per 1 large egg.
  4. Rich cake batter loaded up with fresh bantam eggs.
  5. Chocolate stout cake.

How long do bantam eggs take to hard boil?


  1. Quail: 2½ mins.
  2. Pheasant egg: 4-5 mins.
  3. Bantam egg: 6-7 mins.
  4. Duck/Large hen egg: 9-10 mins.
  5. Turkey egg: 10-11 mins.
  6. Goose egg: 13 mins.
  7. Rhea egg: 1h-1h 15mins.
  8. Ostrich egg: 1½-2 hours.

Can you boil bantam eggs?

Bring a pan of water to the boil and carefully lower in the bantam eggs with a slotted spoon. Cook for 4 minutes and then run under the cold tap.

How much are bantams worth?

At poultry auctions quality bantams will sell for top dollar, getting as much as $20 to $50 each. You will receive the highest dollar when selling them as a pair, a male, and female around one year of age.

How often do bantams lay eggs?

Some breeds of bantam hens are notorious for taking longer to come into lay than standard chickens. It is not unheard of for it taking 8 months to get that first bantam egg. Once they begin laying, getting an egg almost every day or every other day is expected; around 3-6 eggs per week depending on the breed.

What are bantams good for?

Bantams are good layers of delicious small eggs. The eggs are every bit as delicious as eggs from full-size chickens. Just cook a couple extra to make up for the small size. In addition, these pint-size chickens are extra fun in a small size, making them a good choice for families with small children.

How do you hard boil bantam chicken eggs?

We like to bring our water to a rolling boil before gently lower the eggs in with a slotted spoon or shallow ladle. We start the timer as soon as they are all in regardless of whether the water is still boiling. For large/extra large eggs, set the timer for 14 minutes. For Bantam eggs set the timer for 11 minutes.

How long do I boil a large egg for soft?

Set your timer for 4-5 mins for runny/dippy eggs to serve with soldiers, or 6-7 mins for soft-boiled eggs for a salad. If serving in a salad, plunge the eggs into a bowl of cold water as soon as the timer goes off – this will stop them cooking and cool the shells quickly for peeling.

How long should you boil a goose egg?

Goose egg. Time to boil: Soft boil – 9-10 mins, hard boil – 13 mins. Taste: Rich and creamy, these are roughly the equivalent of two hen’s eggs. Uses: Perfect size for an omelette but also tasty scrambled.

At what age are bantams fully grown?

Bantams raised from chicks will reach maturity in 7-12 months, with feed costs of roughly $8-10 per bird per year. Because of the growing demand for chickens in general, poultry auctions are becoming more common.