cochin chicks not growing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blueeyes163, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. blueeyes163

    blueeyes163 New Egg

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    my cochin hen breed to another cochin rooster that are not related in any way.has two of her 6chicks not growing with others. No fethers at all. But have good weight.eating well. Lots of energy. Not showing any signs of sickness. Are they just laye bloomers????
     
  2. Runawaylobster

    Runawaylobster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some chickens with leg feathers are genetically predisposed to late feathering so they may
    just be the ones that got that trait out of the batch.
     
  3. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only 2 cochins I've ever raised, feathered out far more slowly than the other, non-cochin chicks I raised with them. In fact, these two cochins seem developmentally delayed in all ways. So far, the impression I have of this breed is that they have been way over-bred, into beautiful but retarded little creatures who don't know how to get out their own way, much less get out of harm's way. I realize that n=2 does not make an entire study, but I don't think I will take my chances on cochins again.
     
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