Adult age of Cochin chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Huzaifa, May 14, 2016.

  1. Huzaifa

    Huzaifa New Egg

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    Can anyone tell me adult age of Cochin chicks??[​IMG]
     
  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    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.
     
  3. Huzaifa

    Huzaifa New Egg

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    at age 6 they start laying eggs is that so??
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    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.
     
  5. Huzaifa

    Huzaifa New Egg

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    i have a pair and there age is more than five months approximately that is why i want to know??
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    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.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    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.
     

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