Cochin

Average User Rating:
4.42286/5,
  1. Celticdragonfly
    4/5,
    "Helpful information"
    Pros - Was useful to me when I found out a chick I had wasn't what I expected and might be a bantam cochin. Coming and looking at this, as well as other articles on cochins, helped me figure out that was correct. Helpful pictures.
    Cons - Could have used information on bantam cochins - but perhaps that should be another article that just isn't here yet. I'd have emphasized the low egg production more, but then that's my outlook on chickens, with a limited size flock.
  2. Little Farm Girl
    5/5,
    "Practically Perfect in Every Way!"
    Pros - They are awesome, they're friendly, they lay a lot, they are the best mothers, they are big and feathery!
    Cons - Absolutely none, except their poops are big.
    They really are just the best birds every! They are sweet, calm, good with kids touching and picking them up. Standard/LF Cochins from Hatcheries are aweful, like 1 out of 15 is ok in size and leg feathers, so we like breeding our own to get better birds. They lay lots of eggs. Ours are so big that hawks can't take them. They are good mommas and very protective. They like to free range, they can't fly, they really are just great!
  3. Mitchell'sCoop
    5/5,
    "Fancy Fluff"
    Pros - Sweet personalities, very calm, excellent mothers, cold hardy, super fluffy everything
    Cons - Don't handle the hot summer as well as other breeds, can take a long time to mature will start to lay eggs between 9 and 12 months
    I LOVE our cochins!! Our rooster is HUGE but he is such a sweet boy! The girls are fantastic as well. They are probably the calmest breed we have in our flock. They are beautiful and so entertaining to watch! They are excellent layers once they start laying. The wait for them is completely worth it in my opinion. They tend to go broody and typically make fantastic mothers.
    Purchase Price:
    $10
    Purchase Date:
    June 2018
  4. SeanGavinTracey
    5/5,
    "Best lil mothers"
    Pros - Good sitters often go broody, lay all winter long. Very easygoing personalities.
    Cons - Lays two maybe three eggs a week
    image.jpeg love my two Cochin girls. They are natural mommas lil cheeps dive under the floof.
    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    40$ for two 1 yr old pullets
    Purchase Date:
    Last week
  5. DustBathSpaDay
    5/5,
    "Sweet, smart, friendly Cochins"
    Pros - Affectionate, docile, charming. "A real gentleman" said his vet.
    Cons - Not a single thing.
    My Ollie, a Cochin Bantam rooster housepet, was a sweet, smart, affectionate, cuddly little fella. It's been six months since he passed, and it is too quiet around here. I'm ready to fill my house with that chuckling and chortling again. I'm just waiting now for the next hatchlings from Dog River Bantams. Two Cochin Bantam hens for our house!
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  6. WickedChicksNH
    4/5,
    "Super Sweet"
    Pros - Very friendly and sweet. does not wander far. beautiful feathering no matter what color
    Cons - Can be very broody for long periods of time
    I have one black Cochin bantam. You cannot ask for a more friendly breed.
    They are a happy breed that will always bring a smile to your face when you see them running to you as their sight of them is a fluff ball without legs as you cannot see the legs under all those pretty feathers.
    They are not skiddish and enjoy company either from a human or another chicken.

    The only downfall I have found from this breed is they go very broody. They are determined to be mom.

    They egg laying is 4-5 a week in the spring and summer from my Cochin. Small tan eggs.
    Once broody no eggs have been laid as she takes my NH Reds Hen eggs.
    Purchase Price:
    $2.50
    Purchase Date:
    April 2017
  7. Ashley McDaniel
    5/5,
    "Best Bantam Breed!"
    Pros - Extremely friendly, docile, tame, calm, quiet, cute little brown eggs 3-4 per week, great for beginners and children.
    I have 3 Cochin Bantam hens that I absolutely adore! There like little dogs lol Coco is 1, and when I come to the coop she literally flies up and perches on my shoulder and we will walk around the farm together. They are so docile and good natured. They are great with my toddlers as well. And they actually produce at least 3 eggs per week. All around great bird!
    Purchase Price:
    10
    Purchase Date:
    2017

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  8. chickenmom22
    5/5,
    "I love Cochins"
    Pros - Sweet, caring, funny, adorable
    Cons - hens are very broody, perfect if you want a hen to raise chicks
    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    5.00
    Purchase Date:
    March 2018
  9. chickenluvin
    5/5,
    "SWEETIES!"
    Pros - Sweet, very friendly, tough as nails, feisty & all things great!
    Cons - Sometimes broody but that can be a good thing for some chicken lovers!
    Such a wonderful little chicken!
    I have 4 bantam frizzles & a smooth & all are super tough. Frizzles are perfectly fine in rain or snow in my experiences. Mine are always out in it & have gone through -40's winters with zero problem! Tough, feisty little ones! In extreme conditions I keep all my chickens in a protected run & coop with no extra heat, otherwise they have freedom to choose the outdoors.
    They are so darn cute, sweet, fun & friendly & would make a great pet for kids & adults alike.
    Be prepared for the odd broody spell. They want to be mommas more often than some breeds. I just separate them without a nesting box for 3-4 days & it breaks the broody spell.
    Will always have some! LOVE them!!
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  10. R1V3R20NG
    5/5,
    "Comical"
    Pros - Friendly, eats very little, pretty feathering, talkative (I LOVE talkative)
    Cons - cleaning the feet
    a little too docile, hens on day one gave him the what for.
    I have a silver laced cochin rooster who is absolutely adorable. He giggles to call the girls over to eat. when he runs his legs look like stumps. He puts the ladies first always, it doesn't matter what he is doing.He fails almost every time he tries to mate though. Ive watched him fall off, get dragged, or run into something. He breaks up fights; he hates it when they do and screeches and grabs one of them so they can't fight anymore. Major Chaps is the best rooster i could've hoped for! I love him, he loves his ladies!
    Purchase Price:
    $10 at five months (The people we bought him from found him on the side of the road a few days before)
    Purchase Date:
    7/5/17

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