Articles from Msbear

Our Cochin Duplex consists of two 3x5 ft. coops with 5x6 ft. runs attached to the side. It is elevated to allow more scratching room underneath. It is a good size for breeding pairs or trios. Small doors in the runs allow for alternating free ranging. Each side has an auto feeder and two bantam-sized nesting boxes. Barn style doors in the back give easy access for egg collecting, feeding, and cleaning. I love it when Rusty makes my drawings come to life. If you are in the market for a...
Below is a picture of a coop we built for someone. The birds love the protected, outdoor space. Even on the nastiest days, they hang there. We started with a heavy duty garden cart we found on Ebay. These carts are rated for weight over 1,000lbs. and have been turning up for sale on newspapers and on Craigslist so keep your eyes peeled. This one was perfect for making our small-sized chicken tractor to accommodate our banty cochin trio. We took off the side rails and bumped up the top...
The Corolla -our Outer Banks inspired chicken coop. Small-sized movable coop. Here it is -our compact coop packed full of amenities. It serves its pupose well while maintaining gracious lines and an overall charm welcome in any backyard. We envy those of you enjoying your country living and, to those, we understand that keeping out predators is your main concern while building a coop. Well, we city folk have other predators we must consider -NeIGhBoRs!!! This coop is almost too cute to...
Quite a few BYC members as well as other cochin breeders around the US are making great progress with the development of a new variety of bantam cochin... well, new to the United States. Poultry fanciers of the UK have been enjoying the mille fleur bantam cochin for some time now and, with the help of some imported birds as well as crossing different varieties here in the US, we too will have the pleasure of thier beauty. Individual Projects Lynne's (wwmicasa1) Project- She started with a...
Our columbians were originally bred by Tom Roebuck of Unionville, VA. Check out his stock on Cochinsrule.com -very nice birds!! My rosecombs a bloodline I can trace back to birds my late Grandfather loved, raised, and showed way way back in the day. He's been gone twenty years and hadn't shown in at least 5 years when he died. I found a son of a friend of his back in my Dad's hometown that has had this particular strain for thirty years! WOW, I love the internet... and my rosecombs....
My husband and I scored a nice bunch of white and yellow pine barnwood and wormy chestnut strips we use for frames. We've been making signs for fellow bycers and they've turned out right nice. I'll be making them to order for as long as we have the lumber. I can do any logo, or animal portrait from photo. Email me your thoughts and I'll work you up a sketch and a price...We'll go from there. . Prices vary from $50 - $150 to more depending on size and amount of detail
Cochin Barred,Birchen,Blue,Black,Splash,Buff,Buff Columbian,Columbian,Golden-Laced,Silver- Laced,Silver-Penciled,Mottled,Partridge,Brown- Red,Red,Wheaten,Mille Fleur,Lemon-Blue and Lemon-Cuckoo. Created by Msbear Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: Cochins originated from China and found their way to the UK and the US in the mid 19th century. Poultry fanciers were taken aback by their unique plumage and their giant size though much of thier mass was an illusion created by...
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