buff cochin bantams

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mfranti, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. mfranti

    mfranti Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone have some of these?

    i'm wondering how often they lay an the size of the eggs.

    and... how do i introduce them to my existing flock and do i have to keep them separate.

    thanks
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well since they are bantams they eggs are two times smaller than a standard hens. standard Cochins lay 2 medium eggs a week.
     
  3. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    My black bantam Cochins lay pretty much every day. The eggs are small but good sized for bantams. You can keep them seperate or integrate them...whichever you want.
     
  4. mfranti

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    small like a medium sized egg compared to the extra large size you buy in a store or small like iddy biddy-not worth eating unless it's mixed with 3 other eggs small?

    phew!! that was a mouth full
     
  5. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    I use two bantam eggs to one LF egg. Cochin bantams can lay pretty well-most of mine do. Except for my hen who is always broody [​IMG]
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    They're about 1/2 the size of a regular egg...definitely worth eating!
     
  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Kelly
    I get 8-10eggs a day. and today got 6
    I have 5 hens of the cochins variety.
     
  8. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    You can integrate them and they'll be OK.

    CAVEAT...

    1. YOUNG BIRDS YOU RAISED FROM CHICKS - wait until they're fully grown to introduce them. There will be fighting until they get their pecking order settled so you'll need to watch to make sure nobody is injured. You can help facilitate the transistion by putting them where they can see each other but not get to each other.

    2. GROWN BIRDS YOU BOUGHT ELSEWHERE - Quarantine them for at least a month before you integrate them. Search "biosecurity" on BYC for info on how & why.
     

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