cochins as broody hens.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickalator, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Songster

    Mar 5, 2008
    Senoia Georgia
    id like to hear of anybodies experience with cochins as broody hens. are they all there cracked up to be? im thinking about getting a few barred cochins.
  2. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I have cochins they are almost too good. I have a hen that went broody over a month ago. I tried to break her but no go. So I caved in and gave her 2 eggs to sit. What a happy girl she is now.

    At one time I have 3 of them sitting on one nest of 2 eggs. They took turns sitting the eggs and both hatched.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I have a standard cochin, that has been setting for a few weeks. This is her first clutch, so I don't know how good she is doing, but she has a problem with breaking the eggs. She also gets off the nest about 3 times a day. But we'll see. I think she has about 10 eggs left now.

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