Cochin Chickens!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Red Rooster, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    I'm thinking of adding some Cochin chickens to my flock. Please post pics!

    Here's some questions I have.

    #1 Are they good egg layers?

    #2 Are they Friendly?

    #3 How are they in the flock?

    #4 Are they aggeresive?

  2. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Anyone? [​IMG]
  3. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Well, I'll give you a bump at least...

    I have two cochins, but they're bantam frizzles, and just darling! One is very loving, the other is a bit more agressive, but shy towards me.

    Here's a pic of one:


    This is Little Diva! I also have her sister, Little Blackie, who is all black, and a tad bit smaller than her.....

    I do think cochins are beautiful, and I have read that the large fowl cochins are fair layers of medium sized eggs.

    Hope this helps!

  4. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Thanks Sharon! [​IMG]
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Oh, you are more than welcome! Now, I babysat my friend's cochins, and they were large fowl, white cochins. They're just stunning! I think you'll love them.....Their feathered feet make them look like they're marching when they walk. They're just beautiful.

    Have a wonderful day!
  6. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2011
    western KY

    Not a great pic, but I love Cochin's. This is Rhett and Scarlett [​IMG]
  7. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have one cochin hen, very good layer, i get an egg everyday from her. Very friendly, but dominant one in the flock. She lays brown eggs. Very Pretty. Not to agressive.

  8. Mystic Farms

    Mystic Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cochins are the friendliest birds they follow me around, Fawn, a 3 month old comes to her name! I call her and she just comes running from wherever she's at! When my son's friends come over they are always amazed at how friendly they are!
  9. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    My cochin bantams are big lap babies, and I adore them. They are now at laying age, but no eggs as of yet?! Fingers crossed for soon though, however, I don't think they are any better layers then a silkie is.

    Worth having for the personalities though! [​IMG]
  10. foursons13

    foursons13 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 27, 2011
    My buff cochin is pretty dominant also. She tells everyone where to sit and always gets first dibs on treats.

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