I have four cochin hens and the man "Deufuss". I get two eggs a day, even thru the winter, sometimes 4 eggs but mostly two.
The two rescue chickens don't lay at all maybe one egg every 2 months. What is wrong with these girls? The four cochins and roo I raised from
peeps. The other two came from a flock that was wiped out. The red isn't too bad but the black and white is a real "B". She rules the roost and
the rooster. And doesn't lay. They free range and also beg for treats. My cochins are very friendly.
Why won't they all lay? I tried my hand at incubating a dozen frizzle cochins. Killed the whole batch but one hatched. Lived 4 days and died.
Had a couple of my girls thrown in and dropped one, of course that one had a half formed chick. Others were rotten.
Now I'm trying to incubate dozen silkie eggs and due in a week. So far so good.
What are I doing wrong, do I need a bigger coup? Heating lamp and light on most of the winter, electric bill was a wee high.
Spring came and it was like getting a raise. Electric bill went down. They have a timer so their light stays on for a couple hours after dark.
My girls are definitely pets. And the roo.
Henny Penny and B.B. lay an egg every day, this I know because they go to the coupe individually and when each is done they started bragging.