how long does it take a cochin to be full grown?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stone_family3, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Luna is 9ish months old and only about 5ish lbs. Is this normal for a cochin? She's also not laying yet.
     
  2. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

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    It seems like it take tem a year and a half to grow LOL
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they lay longer than most hens? I honestly didn't do my breed research since she was a freebie. While I like her and she's cute, she's also not doing her job and I want to keep production up and 12 is my limit.
     
  4. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I use to raise cochins they wouldn't start laying before they are like 10 months to 1 yr old. And then of course they were more broody then laying after that lol. As for size cochins do that a good year to reach full mature size most of the time.
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All 3 of my hatchery cochins started laying at 5-6 months. I also had one go broody at 6 months too.
     
  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, here she is next to our mini lop/NZ mix bunny who and the cage is a small cage.
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  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also going to guess that show/non-hatchery quality cochins may have poorer production due to focus on body traits and not productivity. If she's a hatchery chick, you can probably expect her to lay as good as a cochin will lay. I have also heard that they go broody a lot, so she may not ever be a reliable layer for you.

    On the plus side, LF cochins are huge and I'm guessing make for a GREAT roast!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm assuming she's hatchery quality since the previous owner who freebied her to me said she got her at tractor supply. If she decides to spend most of her time broody I won't be that upset since she'd probably be better at hatching eggs than me. Unfortunately she's just not done much to earn her keep [​IMG]
     
  9. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not really, they're mostly fluff. Plus by the time they get full size, they're too tough to be anything other than soup!
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Interesting. I didn't realize they took so long to mature. My cochins are hitting 20 weeks old this weekend. No laying yet of course, but they are quite large. Not full grown though.

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    I also have one that is a couple of months older. She is molting, and hasn't started laying yet.

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