How old for Standard Cochins to brood?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wolf-Kim, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the typical age a standard cochin will go broody? Is 6 months too early?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 months seems quite early. Giant cochins are slower to mature much like other giant breeds. On the other hand, I have a 6-7 month old bantam cochin who has been broody for over 10 days now. I let her have her own single egg to try.
     
  3. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I thought it would be a bit early, since they are at the point of lay, but not laying.

    Been searching for a mature silkie hen to suit my needs. A couple of standard cochin hens popped up and I know they tend to be runner up for best broody.
     
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    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Once she gets going, she'll do her best to hatch anything.
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

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    May have to pick them up for future purposes. :) Thanks
     

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