32 week old black bantam cochins.....no eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by missfitch, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. missfitch

    missfitch Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    Marysville Ohio
    so I have 4 black bantam cochin hens they are now 32 weeks old, 1 laid for about a week and then stopped. I was feeding layer crumble 18% and thought maybe I should switch so now Im useing a basic layer feed 15%. They have oyster shell, water, garden straps and when Im out at the garden I let them free range by me. I have notices a few more feathers on the ground but they do not have any patches like a good mult. I also have 25-26 week old mistery hens [​IMG] ( I still don't know what they are) and a bantam hen same age and have yet to get an egg, They are very friendly and follow me every where and I could never part with them but.... I would like to stop buying eggs from the neighbor!!![​IMG]

    Should I add lights? [​IMG]
    change food.....again [​IMG]
    get them dog tags and call it a loss [​IMG]
  2. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Songster

    mine have been stopped for about a month. I think its a combination of molting and the shorter days
  3. allison finch

    allison finch Songster

    Jun 12, 2009
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Patience, grasshopper........

    They don't have to be naked to be going through a molt. That may be what is slowing them down.
  4. Pamjay

    Pamjay In the Brooder

    Apr 22, 2009
    I've read cochins are slow to develop but once they start your basket will runneth over with eggs!
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I have black bantam cochins as well and one of mine laid for about two weeks and then stopped too. Tried to incubate her fertile eggs and no luck. They didn't make it past day four [​IMG] Now she hasn't laid in over a month. I heard that bantam cochins do that. I sure hope our little turds start laying soon! Good luck to ya!
  6. missfitch

    missfitch Songster

    Mar 23, 2009
    Marysville Ohio
    Thanks guys, this is my first year with my own chickens, and I seem to keep adding.....like pringles.... [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Wanted to make sure there wasn't something I was missing. But seeing how others have experience similar circumstances puts me at ease, [​IMG]
    Now to concentrate on my first hatch and my faithful little 6 month old silky moma!!!!! can't wait.... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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