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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Huzaifa, May 14, 2016.
Can anyone tell me adult age of Cochin chicks??
Do you mean at what age will they start laying??? If so, since cochins are a larger breed, most likely not until they're about 6 months of age I would think...
They are considered pullets until they're a year old, at which time they're considered adult hens.
at age 6 they start laying eggs is that so??
At approximately 6 MONTHS of age...some may start several weeks earlier; some may start several weeks later. It also will depend a bit on how long the days are when they get close to laying age...so this is just an estimate.
i have a pair and there age is more than five months approximately that is why i want to know??
Well, there's no exact way to predict. My larger girls, orpington, austrolorp, and EEs all started laying around 22-23 weeks from hatching. Cochins are a bit bigger, so maybe not until 26 weeks. Again - it's not an exact science, so it could be earlier or later by a few weeks. My girls did start squatting down when I'd go to pick them...maybe a few days before they started laying eggs. Good luck! I'm sure it'll happen soon.
Cochins can be very slow to mature. On average they will start to lay sometime between 6 to 8 months old, but some do take longer. And when they do start laying, they are not prolific layers. Most only manage about 3 or 4 a week.