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Standard size Black Cochins from Mcmurray hatchery?

post #1 of 9
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I was thinking about getting some standard size black cochins from Mcmurray hatchery. Has anyone purchased these birds from them and if so, could you post pictures so I can see what they look like grown up?

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #2 of 9

I received a black cochin as my free exotic from MMM. She/he is only 2 weeks old but I would be happy to keep you posted with her/his development.

~Chicken Philosopher~

Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

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~Chicken Philosopher~

Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

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post #3 of 9

I've not purchased the Black Cochins from Murray McMurray, but years ago I purchased some Buff Cochins from them and was very happy with their birds and service. Cochins are a great breed; beautiful, calm and gentle (great lap pets), and great brooders and mothers. Their only downside is they are not very good layers.

post #4 of 9
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Thank you for the info! And, I would love to stay posted on your chick's development. As for cochins, I love them. (haha, my username explains it well enough). So thank you again!

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by CochinLover1 View Post
 

Thank you for the info! And, I would love to stay posted on your chick's development. As for cochins, I love them. (haha, my username explains it well enough). So thank you again!


You're welcome.

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by CochinLover1 View Post
 

Thank you for the info! And, I would love to stay posted on your chick's development. As for cochins, I love them. (haha, my username explains it well enough). So thank you again!

I'm happy to share! We ordered a two dozen Black Jersey Giants and it was such a pleasant surprise to recieve the Cochin. They look vary similar as chicks and despite her being smaller than the others she holds her own and is such a darling. Function is very important for us, we are trying to live in a self-sufficiant way and chose the Jersey Giants for being a dual purpose meat/egg layer that is know to go broody from time to time. Having a Cochin will enable us to really have a chance at hatching baby chicks the natural way as I've heard alot of information regarding the excellent mothering skills of Cochins. I'll post a new pic here in just a couple days, she has already begun to grow in her wing tips. ^_^

~Chicken Philosopher~

Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

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~Chicken Philosopher~

Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

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post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Good on you for being more self sufficient. I'm a major believer in this too, Non GMOs, and eat very healthy. The only chicken my family eats are our eggs and our chicken meat. We also have a garden in the spring -autumn for fresh veggies.

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by CochinLover1 View Post
 

Good on you for being more self sufficient. I'm a major believer in this too, Non GMOs, and eat very healthy. The only chicken my family eats are our eggs and our chicken meat. We also have a garden in the spring -autumn for fresh veggies.


Are those your hens in the stylish vests by chance?

 

Picture of Cochin today. Feet look almost webbed with feathers!

~Chicken Philosopher~

Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

Reply

~Chicken Philosopher~

Our flock as it roosts:

21 Black Jersey Giant Chicks ((20 Females 1 male))

1 Black Cochin ((Free Exotic from MMM whom we adore, gender unknown))

2 Red Sex Link Hens ((Britta and Adventure Chicken))

Reply
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you! He/she's a cutie! (Well, really thy all are) And no these chickens in my avatar aren't mine, my really "attractive" hens do walk around in saddles though.😃

"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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"In the field of observation, chance favors only the prepared mind"

~Louis Pasteur

 

>NPIP certified<

 

Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

 

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  (Matthew 10:29)

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