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cochin hatchability

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greenthumb89, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Songster

    May 30, 2008
    pulaski wisconsin
    are cochin eggs hard to hatch?
  2. tororider

    tororider Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southeast MI
    I hatched some cochin crosses in my first hatch and they seemed to be fine.
  3. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    Yikes! I just put 15 Giant Blue Cochin eggs in the incubator today. They were shipped a long way, and we had a record high of 99 degrees today, but I can let you know in about three weeks what happens.
  4. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    BTW: where are you? If you live near me I can give you all but two Cochins that hatch.
  5. VanSintjan

    VanSintjan In the Brooder

    May 23, 2008
    I hatched 11 out of 13 fertile twice this spring from standard cochin. Actualy 12 out of 13 in the second hatch but one baby was born with a nerv problem and had to be put down. If it is your own hens you need to cut the butt-duns and feathers around the opening very short to allow proper mating. I also learned from other breaders that they tend to hatch late. My first hatch hatched during day 22 and 23 butpartially because we had an electricity outage in the middle of the incubation. The second time all my own eggs hatched on day 21 but the eight eggs I bought with blue standard cochin hatched on day 22.
  6. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have only tried Cochins one time, I had 10 eggs shipped to me and I only ended up with 2 making it to day 18 and hatching. Mine didn't hatch late, in fact they were the first 2 chicks that hatched out early in the day of day 21, followed by 3 silkies. Mine were shipped, and I really think that it takes a toll on them. Good Luck!

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