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Cochins late starters?

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My cochins are 6mos old. All my other 6mo pullets are laying, but not the cochins. Their comb goes back and forth between pink and red and they really don't seem interested in the nesting boxes. When do cochins generally start laying?

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Yep, they're late bloomers, especially if they're standard sized. My LF Cochins would usually lay somewhere around 7-8 months, but I've had more than a few that didn't give up that first egg until after the one year mark. They're not a breed for impatient chicken people smile.png
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Thanks. I don't know if they're "standard" cochins or not. They were a surprise for momma's day for me, along with several other breeds. I knew I was getting chickens, but they strayed from the list I made of breeds I want. Cochins weren't on it, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my girls, they're so beautiful! This is one of my girls, I have 2 that are almost identical, Milky Way has a little more white around her neck and holds her tail differently, that's about the only way I can tell them apart lol:

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Thanks. I don't know if they're "standard" cochins or not. They were a surprise for momma's day for me, along with several other breeds. I knew I was getting chickens, but they strayed from the list I made of breeds I want. Cochins weren't on it, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE my girls, they're so beautiful! This is one of my girls, I have 2 that are almost identical, Milky Way has a little more white around her neck and holds her tail differently, that's about the only way I can tell them apart lol:

Well she certainly doesn't look like she's bantam sized.

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Cochin are slow to start, 6-8 months, and tend to be poor layers, though they can be broody.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Well she certainly doesn't look like she's bantam sized. 

I don't know about all the breeds and sizes yet. I have learned so much, but there's still so much to learn! I didn't own chickens until May of this year. I grew up around my grandma's but she just had plain white chickens for eggs and meat.

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