I have 4 cochine hens and one cochine rooster. The hens started laying at just under a year. I get about 3 to 4 eggs a week per hen. I have also gotten 2 of the super small eggs; what people call ghost eggs or turkey eggs. But I love my cochine bantam. One of then Sally comes over to me when I and in their coop to say hello and wants me to pet her. She makes my day.