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How old are cochins

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Shannon, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. Shannon

    Shannon In the Brooder

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    when they lay their first egg? Mine are about four and a half months old and I found a pretty small egg today. Just wondering if it came from one of them, or one of my older hens.
     
  2. Shannon

    Shannon In the Brooder

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    Actually, I guess I should have said that they're Cochin - Red Island Red mix. Mama was a Cochin and Daddy was a RIR. Don't know if that matters or not.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Cochins are usually later to mature, but I have a Cochin/Silkie x Barred Rock pullet who started laying at 18 weeks. Surprised me!
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's early but not unusual. I bet you got yourself a new layer!
     
  5. Shannon

    Shannon In the Brooder

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    Cool, thank you! This is so exciting. [​IMG]
     
  6. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Songster

    Jul 11, 2007
    mine laid her first 2 days ago, she was 4 1/2 months - so i am guessing thats normal. i know it was her though, since the only chickens i have out there is her my bantam cochin and an EE. the EE is younger too...
     

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