Giant Blue Cochins purchased, maybe bantams? What size should they be?

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  1. gerrbearCB

    gerrbearCB Just Hatched

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    How big should 5 week old Giant Blue Cochins be? Suppose to be Giant Blue cochin, not sure if they are bantam, not getting very tall. I just put them into the baby half of the coop with 11 week old, 4 RIR and 2 PBR.
    Plan to let them out in the run with supervision daily, when not working 12h shifts. hope to totally release them to the big girls in 2 weeks. They can see, but not touch. If they are bantams what size would they be now? Standard Giant Blues?
    I have a 2 wk. old Hamburg and a 1 wk.old Cuckoo maran that I want to transition to the baby side of the coop in 2-3 weeks. Is warm, humid and rainy this week, weather should be great for the transition, but I am not sure what size they should be now at 5 weeks.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Could you post a photo of them next to some other breed of the same age, so we could see scale? I have never heard of Giant cochins, but, know there are banties.
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Check out the Cochin thread..this is for the Large Fowl Cochin. I really like the bantams. I have some outside right not that are in the grow out pen.
    They aren't very big at 5 weeks.
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    The black ones are my bantam cochins, and they are around 4 weeks here. That white is a younger Millie.

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  6. gerrbearCB

    gerrbearCB Just Hatched

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    sorry, just got back to this. I no longer think they are bantams. When I purchased them they were classified as Giant. I believe in more research that they are just the Large Fowl variety. They are big, maturing slowly, nice birds, pretty shy. I believe I ended up with a blue and a black, NOT 2 blues. I will post some pics later. I also have a SS Hamburg, 3 weeks younger, she is a tiny thing, but gorgeous. Should try to get pics soon. Thanks for the support!
     

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