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Are all Cochins so gentle?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by silentrunning, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. silentrunning

    silentrunning Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    Venice, Florida
    I have always had RIEs. A couple months ago I got some BO's and was impressed with their attitude. Then 3 weeks ago I got 2 Cochins. These are my first and I can't believe what great pets they are. One in particular is the best chicken I have ever seen. She loves the dogs, lets the grandkids pick her up and follows me everywhere. She will ride on the dogs back or on my shoulder until I take her off. When I sit outside she jumps up on the chair and climbs all over me. Are all Cochins this way or did I just get lucky? We call her Kiwi because she looks just like the little bird on Kiwi shoe polish.



  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    I have four standard cochin hens and they are all big fluff ball sweehearts![​IMG]
  3. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I don't have any cochins except the ones in my incubator that are hatching right now.

    What kind of cochin is that? It kind of looks like my Gold lace that are hatching now.

    Adorable and your dog's a cutie too!!

  4. Maidservant

    Maidservant Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    Norwich, Norfolk, UK
    I've got one little white cochin that I got before I realized silkies have black skin and feet! She has five toes on each foot, but she is the sweetest little thing. She is partially blind on one eye, and the boys love her, but if I go out into their pen, she will fly up onto my shoulder and will stay for as long as I let her. She eats out of my hand and loves cuddles too! If I start taking animals to schools for presentations again, she has definatly earned a spot in the lineup!

    Emily in NC
  5. silentrunning

    silentrunning Songster

    Jan 18, 2009
    Venice, Florida
    I'm not sure what kind she is. I bought them on the spur of the moment. I think I got them from peepsandbunnies. She might know what they are.

  6. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    We just got 2 blue Cochins and they are so sweet! My daughter carries them around and they actually seem to like it! Sometimes they even fall asleep. Right now they are still small, about 2 months old, and I have had them in my jacket and she has been sound asleep, snuggling!

  7. mekasmom

    mekasmom Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    I love cochins. They are so very gentle and calm. You can walk right up to them, pick them up, pet them, hand feed them. They are the most perfect chickens.

  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Oh I adore my two giant cochins. My splash is just a love bug...very sweet, affectionate and quiet, Luna will hop up on you like nothing and now she is 9 months old she is my biggest girl. My red is LOUD, bossy, affectionate and a doll. She is loud to get your attention or she unties your shoe laces and shuts up as soon as you pick her up.

    This is Ruby on a house visit to watch cartoons...LOL


    This is my Splash sweetie, Luna.


    This is a recent pic of her so you can see how big she is

    Last edited: Apr 14, 2009
  9. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I am so excited about Cochins! I have some Eggs coming to me in the mail! I have never owned Cochins but hear such good things! I would love to hear more about them and there personality. Has anyone ever experienced a Mean Roo Cochin before?
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Songster

    Dec 27, 2008
    I have 8 Standard Cochin girls and 2 Buff Orps.girls and they are all the sweetest and laid back birds! But I have to say my buff girls are so mild they don't care what you do, or how you pick them up,quickly or slow and easy, they just love to be held! It might because there 4 weeks older than the Cochins. I don't know! Yeah come to think about it the BOs were alittle bit more skiddish at that age too.

    OH my to have to pick one over the other I could never do it! [​IMG]
    My little Part. Cochin has alway been the most skiddish of the Cochin. but she is still a real sweetie![​IMG]

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