Do splash cochin hens go broody often? And do they make good mothers?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Crobby, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Crobby

    Crobby New Egg

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    Thanks for helping, I am interested in buying a few pullets for sale and hatching eggs under them...If you know of some websites where I can find more information on this breed that would be greatly appreciated. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    Cochins go broody alot, and they make great mothers! [​IMG]

    This is an article from Wiki that I found.
    As above, the most distinctive feature of the Cochin is the excessive plumage that covers leg and foot. The skin beneath the feathers is yellow and the egg colour is brown. Eggs are also medium in size. Standard weight is 11 pounds (5 kg) for a cock, 9 pounds (4 kg) for a cockerel, 8.5 pounds (3.9 kg) for a hen, and 7 pounds (3.2 kg) for a pullet. Colour varieties include buff, black, partridge, blue, silver laced, splash, golden laced, and white. Cochins also come in a variety called frizzled, in which the feathers are turned outward. Cochins are well known as good mothers, even as foster mothers for other breeds, and they can lay many eggs, but usually not for extended periods of time. Cochins are also known to be good pet hens for the garden, as they are tame and regarded as one of the most 'friendly' chicken breeds. Cochins are quiet chickens. They scarcely crow or cluck, only when laying eggs.
     
  3. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had a buff cochin who was the best mother hen we have ever had
     
  4. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    I here they make very good brood hens especially the bantams hens b/c it is said that the standard hens are so big and clumsy that they smash chicks and break eggs often.
     
  5. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Do Cochins go broody? Yes, they do. A lot. My Cochin pullet went broody, so I gave her some chicks. 2 weeks after she finished raising those chicks, she goes broody again [​IMG]

    Here she is with her chicks that she just finished raising 3 weeks ago
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