Anybody know anything about Standard Cochins?? What are they like??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Shkittles, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Shkittles

    Shkittles Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Hi I'm looking into getting some chickens and was instantly in love with the Standard Cochins, and was wondering if they are good egg layers?? [​IMG] (i would like good egg layers)Some books and sites i've been to say they are and some say they are poor egg layers and i was just thinking instead of going by a book why not ask the people who have Standard Cochins, so that's what i'm doing.
    THanks in advanced!! [​IMG]
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  2. ChickenCop

    ChickenCop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you looking for a "high production" layer? If so cochins are not what your looking for..IMO. But as for laying on "their terms" they will and are a good broody bird, at least for me that have been. Good luck!
  3. Shkittles

    Shkittles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Not a high production but i would like to get a fair amount of eggs on a regular basis. [​IMG] Thanks! [​IMG]
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    My blue cochin is one of the only ones that are laying right now.
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    My cochins lay consistently, no matter the weather. I have heard so many horror stories about cochins not being good layers, but all mine have layed eggs ever since the day they started. Out of 40 hens I always get at least 3 dozen eggs a day.
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I love my Cochins. My white one is laying almost daily, my buff went through a molt and stopped laying...but back in the fall she was laying daily also. They seem to lay something like 3-4 days in a row, take off a day and then go back to laying. Their eggs aren't as big as my Red Sex Links, but I'm still happy with my Cochins. I have 4 right now and 8 more Cochin chicks coming from Ideal in April [​IMG]
  7. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I LOVE my cochins!!! They are so big and so fluffy! I really don't know about the eggs, mine I think are just starting to lay again. But they are so fun to watch, especially when they are running around. Plus they have the softest eyes and faces.
  8. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    They are decent layers, nice and steady as a rule. Not like a Barred Rock or anything but they do lay well enough. They have wonderful friendly temperments as well [​IMG]

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