Anyone have any cochins?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lil_chick_chick, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    we added 3 more chicks today to our bunch, this time we got cochins, dont know much about them, the hatchery told us while we were there that they may lay 3-4 eggs a week, but i also read online just a bit ago that their not very popular for eggs, just looks, is this true, do they do poorly at laying eggs?
  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    I had a pair of cochins in the past and the hen never laid me any eggs the whole time I had her. It may have just been that hen so I can't say for certain.

    But they are great pet types. And they are really cute too imo. No harder to keep then other chickens. They have short feathered legs (cept for the large type) and round compact bodies with lots of feathers that make them resemble a cheer leader's pom poms.
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I've got 3 bantam cochins, one of whom started laying eggs last week, at 5 1/2 months old. In 9 days, she's laid 8 eggs. I don't know about standards, though...
  4. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    My sister raises them. Hers tend to be late layers but pretty productive once they start. When they were younger they were pretty flighty but once they matured they've calmed down nicely.
  5. Jeff9118

    Jeff9118 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Greenup KY
    Private or quality stock does tend not to lay very well but I doubt you will have as big of an issue with hatchery stock as they tend to be poor quality and not as pure. They do have a tendency to go broody and make great setters and mothers.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  6. lil_chick_chick

    lil_chick_chick Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2009
    Thank you everyone for the information, im new at all this, so im still learning about all the breeds and stuff. we only bought 2 of them and the 3rd one was free, so its not a big loss in money if they dont lay any eggs. Im hoping they do though at least a couple a week.

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