Cochins...Good layers?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Punk-Rock_Chicken, May 10, 2009.

  1. Punk-Rock_Chicken

    Punk-Rock_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if Cochins are good layers or if they are just pretty much show chickens. I have two 8 week old Buff Cochins that are starting to look really beautiful, but I was just wondering. Not that it matters or anything, we love em all the same. Also if any one has some good pics of their Cochins, I'd love to see them!
     
  2. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that they're not great layers but I don't have any first-hand experience with them.
     
  3. luvarabhorses

    luvarabhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they are very good layers. I like that they are calm and easy to keep contained and fun to watch walk around.
    I like crossing them to make ee's.
    Here is a purebred, Veronica:
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    Here is Veronica's daughter (ee hen):
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  4. Punk-Rock_Chicken

    Punk-Rock_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping they were, but like I said...i doesn't really matter just wondering.
     
  5. Punk-Rock_Chicken

    Punk-Rock_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I laugh my butt off watching them run across the yard chasing each other or bugs![​IMG] The feathers on their feet make them look like they are wearing scuba flippers! They are so funny with their "pants" and "shoes". Yours are Beautiful by the way! I havent uploaded any pics of mine yet, but I'm gonna.
     
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  6. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are not good layers at all, but they sure are soft and fun to watch! I think mine lay maybe one a week.

    Rainbow & Moonbeam (they have hippy names since they have bellbottoms on:p)

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  7. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they good brooders?
     
  8. Punk-Rock_Chicken

    Punk-Rock_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that one a week each, or between the both of them?
     
  9. IHeartCapnHook

    IHeartCapnHook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha ha... sorry.. 1 a week per bird from them. [​IMG]
     
  10. Punk-Rock_Chicken

    Punk-Rock_Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh, thanks. That would be fine with me, I do have other good layers, so a couple more to add to theirs would be great.
     

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