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

missfitch

Songster
10 Years
Mar 23, 2009
359
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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
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( 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!!!
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Should I add lights?
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change food.....again
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get them dog tags and call it a loss
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Pamjay

In the Brooder
10 Years
Apr 22, 2009
22
0
22
I've read cochins are slow to develop but once they start your basket will runneth over with eggs!
 

Hangin Wit My Peeps

AutumnBreezeChickens.com
11 Years
Apr 20, 2008
6,396
32
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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
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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!
 

missfitch

Songster
10 Years
Mar 23, 2009
359
1
131
Marysville Ohio
Thanks guys, this is my first year with my own chickens, and I seem to keep adding.....like pringles....
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Wanted to make sure there wasn't something I was missing. But seeing how others have experience similar circumstances puts me at ease,
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Now to concentrate on my first hatch and my faithful little 6 month old silky moma!!!!! can't wait....
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