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

    Jan 3, 2009
    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

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    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'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    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):
  4. onefatgerman

    onefatgerman Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 3, 2009
    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

    Aug 31, 2008
    Mariposa, CA
    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

    May 13, 2008
    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.

  8. onefatgerman

    onefatgerman Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 3, 2009
    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

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    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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