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Can anyone tell me adult age of Cochin chicks??:/

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Do you mean at what age will they start laying???  If so, since cochins are a larger breed, most likely not until they're about 6 months of age I would think...

 

They are considered pullets until they're a year old, at which time they're considered adult hens.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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at age 6 they start laying eggs is that so??

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at age 6 they start laying eggs is that so??

At approximately 6 MONTHS of age...some may start several weeks earlier; some may start several weeks later.  It also will depend a bit on how long the days are when they get close to laying age...so this is just an estimate.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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i have a pair and there age is more than five months approximately that is why i want to know??

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Well, there's no exact way to predict.  My larger girls, orpington, austrolorp, and EEs all started laying around 22-23 weeks from hatching.  Cochins are a bit bigger, so maybe not until 26 weeks.  Again - it's not an exact science, so it could be earlier or later by a few weeks.  My girls did start squatting down when I'd go to pick them...maybe a few days before they started laying eggs.  Good luck!  I'm sure it'll happen soon.

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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i have a pair and there age is more than five months approximately that is why i want to know??

Cochins can be very slow to mature. On average they will start to lay sometime between 6 to 8 months old, but some do take longer. And when they do start laying, they are not prolific layers. Most only manage about 3 or 4 a week.

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