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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Lifesong Farm, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How well do bantam Cochins do as broodies for LF eggs?
     
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I think bantam cochins are about the same size as silkies. My silkies do great with 5-6 LF eggs under them. More than that and they have trouble covering them all.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They'll incubate and hatch LF eggs just fine, you just won't be able to put as many under them. But they are great mothers from what I understand.
     
  4. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they are mine.

    How many can be put under them?

    ETA: how long does it take for the bantam Cochins to mature?
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2010
  5. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shld do 10 well
     
  6. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If that's so that is better than I was expecting.
     
  7. Falcon61

    Falcon61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my banty cochin wouldnt cover one large egg
     
  8. Raven81

    Raven81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well they fluff them selves out & rotate the eggs under them. the ones on outside go into middle , ones in middle go to outside.
     

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