cochins as broody hens.

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

  1. chickalator

    chickalator Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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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