How long until Chocins start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by onefatgerman, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. onefatgerman

    onefatgerman Out Of The Brooder

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    In my very small flock (of 3) I have a Cochin, Barred Rock, and Black Sex-link. All have started laying 2 1/2 months ago except the Cochin. I have read that Cochins are slow to mature (got as chicks around Easter) but how much longer should I expect for this to happen? Or is it a time of year thing with Cochins and I need to what until spring?
     
  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell, cochins that i have ordered from hatcheries take 5 to 6 months to start laying but pure bred cochins i have hatched here have layed as early as 4 months. I have some brown/red cochins i bought from a local breeder in june at 1 week old and the pullet i have left just started laying last week so just over 6 months for her.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    My banty cochin, Tribble, is 7 month old (or more... we were told she was a month old when we got her) and she's never laid a single egg.

    Oh well. At least she's so fugly she's cute (DBF just added that she's the perfect lap chicken b/c she doesn't move if you pick her up):
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  4. onefatgerman

    onefatgerman Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, now I'm starting to wonder. I'm getting a dozen eggs a week from my Barred Rock and Black Sex-link, but the Cochin is still not laying. What gives? I'd send her to freezer camp but I want to make sure it's not a normal Cochin thing. She's over 8 months now.
     
  5. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine just started laying but I'm pretty sure that was caused by artificial light. They are between 8-10 months old and are not even all laying. I think it is just a cochin thing.
     
  6. MariposaMama

    MariposaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine turned out to be all roos. They're not going to lay. [​IMG] Hope your girl starts laying soon. [​IMG]
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have 3 buff Cochins that are at least 7 mo old and not an egg in sight. I did not think it would take this long, but the word is that when it comes to standard Cochins you just have to wait-em out.

    AL
     
  8. onefatgerman

    onefatgerman Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeay!!! Must be a Cochin thing. I have had an egg 3 0f the last 4 days. They are small, but they are hers. Still a loooong time to wait considering the others have been laying since Oct.
     
  9. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, its a Cochin thing... I think mine were over 7 months. It seemed to take forever! And they took a lot longer to feather out too.
     

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