Do Cohins usually lay more than two eggs per year?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chubby Chicken, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Chubby Chicken

    Chubby Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I posted that I am looking for Cochin hatching eggs. I received an email from a lady near me, saying her cochins only lay 4-5 in 12 months from 2 hens. Is this normal Cohin for standard Cochins?

    I read on the Meyers Hatchery site, they are poor layers, laying 2-3 per week, maybe that was a typo.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Nope, they are not great layers - mostly because they spend most of their time being broody. (wanting to hatch eggs and raise babies)
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2012
  3. Chubby Chicken

    Chubby Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do you get more than two eggs a year?
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Pretty darn sure people get more than two a year! I think it was a typo. The least production I've known is in breeds like Malgache who lay about 40 a year.

    Cochins will lay the normal amount most other breeds lay, but yes, they do go broody a lot.
  5. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

    I have 4 bantam Cochins and they seem to lay a couple times a week, though never at the same time.
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    Amost no chicken lays 2 eggs per year! It's true, cochins are not the best egg layers ever- I would estimate 4 eggs per week on average.
  7. MrsMoonCat

    MrsMoonCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Madera, CA
    My girls are averaging about 2 or 3 a week right now. I'm sure it won't pick up as the days get longer due to them becoming the little broody monsters that they are.
  8. Chubby Chicken

    Chubby Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Another thread suggested that this person's Cochins are under nourished. She was serious. I got two emails warning me of the troubles that are LF Cochins.
  9. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2011
    Mine lay 3-4 eggs a week, with longggg breaks in between for molting, bloodiness, or just plain laziness! They are so docile and beautiful though, I will always keep some. Mine are a little over a year, btw.
  10. Chubby Chicken

    Chubby Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not worried about it. I don't NEED them for eggs, I just can't get them out of my heart.

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