Age when Cochins begin laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chikenlady, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. chikenlady

    chikenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two cochin hens who have yet to lay their first egg (I think). They are about 9 months old. Is this normal? Or do I have some very neat egg eaters? I have never seen remnents of an eaten egg.

    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    Both of my standard Cochins started laying somewhere between 8 and 9 months. I remember thinking they were never going to start laying!
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    My Golden Laced were hatched last June. They just started laying about a month or so ago. But very sporadically...they keep wanting to be broody! My lemon blues have yet to lay an egg and they were hatched in August.
     
  4. spoolin

    spoolin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not to steal your post.but what is the usual egg laying age for barred rocks?
     
  5. chikenlady

    chikenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was getting concerned, but I guess this is normal. I will just keep waiting and twiddling my thumbs!
     
  6. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    itll happen soon
    the suspense kills.
     
  7. chikenlady

    chikenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Spoolin,

    Mine started right around 20 weeks...maybe a week or two later.
     
  8. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    My Barred Rock is 5 1/2 months old and laid her first pullet sized egg today.
     

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