Cochins in high demand?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Bring, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Bring

    Bring Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2009
    New Mexico
    I have standard/giant Cochins and I would like to hatch out some eggs from them to sell the chicks. I have a partridge roo and buff and partridge hens. I am wondering how high of a demand for this breed is there. In other words do you think they will sell and how much should I sell the chicks for? I will wait until spring to sell them.
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    depends on quality but having a buff in w/partridge would turn me off quick.
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Those who would like some as pets may be interested. [​IMG] Most folks like them to be purebred (all one variety, not a mix). It's worth a try!
  4. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 26, 2009
    Morrisville, Vermont
    I would be interested in pure partridge.
  5. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2009
    Big Clifty
    I don't mean to cut in, but this is exactly the kind of post I was looking for. I, too am going to be selling hatching eggs and chicks in the spring, but didn't know if there was a demand for standard size cochins or not. I will have the following:

    standard sizes:
    black, blue, partridge, silver laced, barred and white

    black mottled

    Since they are all purebred and in separate breeding pens, would people be interested and what could I sell eggs/chicks for? I am mainly just wanting to make enough to pay for my "hobby". I am also NPIP registered. Does this help with selling?

    I should also say that I thought I knew a lot about cochins, until I joined this website! Wow, the people on here really know their stuff! No better place to learn though!

    Oh yeah, here are just a couple of pictures of my black and barred pullets (they are younger in these photos)
  6. Bring , you shouldnt have a problem selling eggs or chicks .Some people really like mixed colored chicks. I would give it a try if i were you !

  7. kennedyscochins , yes i do beleive there is a demand for certain standard size cochins.You should not have problems getting sells. I really like your barred pullet.

  8. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2009
    Big Clifty
    Quote:Thank you. She has always been my favorite (even for pet quality). She is even prettier now that she has filled out. Any ideas on what to sell eggs/chicks for?
  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    I used to raise Silver Laced Cochins. I'm afraid I found they weren't worth keeping for egg sales. They did not lay often, and when they did I couldn't get the eggs sold for hatching or eating (they were small and misshapen). I ended up giving them away.
  10. yes i can see how she can be your favorite ,very pretty.

    I sell my pet quality standard cochin chicks for $3.00 each at swaps ,they sell out fast.

    I usually hatch all their eggs and do not sell their hatching eggs so not too sure what they are going for right now .


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