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Your bantam is beautiful, do they lay smaller eggs? What is the average weight at processing? I have to look at the practical uses for all breeds I get. Are bantam breeds good broodies?

Mine haven't laid yet, slow to get there, but I've heard they are good broody hens. I've also read Cochins have a lot of dark meat , but you'd have to ask an expert about that.
post #12 of 18
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Oh I love the look of Silkies , just the off color the family won't try, yet! !! I will win. They will eat it. Anyhow, silkies are a project for spring 2017. 2016 hold a breeding project and a meat bird "sanctuary " being added to my setup. I do love the look of the cochin and the silkies, so who knows. Who did you get you Cochins from? Do they do spring hatches often?
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Oh I love the look of Silkies , just the off color the family won't try, yet! !! I will win. They will eat it. Anyhow, silkies are a project for spring 2017. 2016 hold a breeding project and a meat bird "sanctuary " being added to my setup. I do love the look of the cochin and the silkies, so who knows. Who did you get you Cochins from? Do they do spring hatches often?




My Silkie eggs^ I love them . And they lay pretty good. As a matter of fact, they're the only ones laying in my flock right now.

Someone posted a cochin breeder in NY. I got mine from My Pet Chicken.
Edited by Jujubara - 11/10/15 at 5:32pm
post #14 of 18
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There's a good Cochin breeder near Highland, NY. There are a lot of farm swap groups on Facebook you can join. There's a Svart Hona & Swedish Flower Hen breeder in Highland Falls, NY. 
I don't use Facebook but would you by chance know the name or contact info for the Cochin breeder?
post #15 of 18
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My Silkie eggs^ I love them . And they lay pretty good. As a matter of fact, they're the only ones laying in my flock right now.

Someone posted a cochin breeder in NY. I got mine from My Pet Chicken.
They are similar in color to what I get from my production reds but smaller, or my hand is smaller than yours lol, my Reds lay xl eggs. The egg carton barely closes on then. My black astrolorp girls lay a slightly darker speckled smaller egg.
post #16 of 18
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They are similar in color to what I get from my production reds but smaller, or my hand is smaller than yours lol, my Reds lay xl eggs. The egg carton barely closes on then. My black astrolorp girls lay a slightly darker speckled smaller egg.


Here is a pic showing silkie egg next to leghorn eggs:

Edited by Jujubara - 11/10/15 at 6:43pm
post #17 of 18
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Oh yeah. Smaller by far. However if they make good broodies the small eggs are just a tiny sacrifice.
post #18 of 18
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I don't use Facebook but would you by chance know the name or contact info for the Cochin breeder?

Her name is Tammy. Her cell is 845-332-0813. She sells show quality, LF cochins.
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