I'm getting Gold-Laced Bantam Cochins!!! Info?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by augustmomx2, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Central Indiana
    I have 10 regular sized girls and just found an ad for some Golden-Laced Bantam Cochins chicks for sale [​IMG] Ummm sooo freaking excited I can't stand it, I keep stalking my email for a pick-up time [​IMG]

    Anywho, this is my first batch of bantams and I plan on building (well have dh build) a seperate coop & run for them. Any words of wisdom? Do bantams need any extra-special treatment? Or do you just wanna share some pics of yours? I'd love to see them!
  2. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you have snow on the ground and let them free range, you need to keep an eye on their feet. The feathers get clogged with snow, and if they can't shake it off, frostbite occurs. I learned this the hard way. [​IMG] I have a lovely little hen that doesn't have any feet now. But I love her, and as you will soon know, they are some of the most addictive of all poultry breeds! I can't get enough of the silly fluffy butts! And, since they'll have their own run, you can get lots! MWAHAHAHA!
    Here are some really bad pics of mine:
    Miss Lacy, who is missing her feet but doesn't really seem to mind. She looks so evil in this pic, but she's really very sweet.
    Sonny Jim, who is amazing and snuggly-sweet.
  3. Lynn57

    Lynn57 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 10, 2009
    I wonder about shaving the feathers off just prior to the cold? Would that work?

  4. FrizzleFreak

    FrizzleFreak Chillin' With My Peeps

    I guess, you'd just have to be really careful because a lot of the feathers on the feet are blood feathers. At least on my birds. It's easier just to keep them in a pen that there isn't snow in. Also, my spoiled birds have their own space heater when it gets really cold, but that's mainly for the frizzles, the cochins are fine. Frizzles only have half the number of feathers of a normal chicken, so they get really cold really fast.
  5. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    I have Gold Lace Cochin bantams and I adore them. They're the very first chicks I ever hatched and I love love love them to pieces. Mine actually run to me when they see me coming.

    My husband teases all the time that they look like they're wearing pj's. LOL

  6. Luna_Chick66

    Luna_Chick66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2009
    NE Pennsylvania
    My mom says they look like they are wearing chaps.

    I am loving cochins... I want more!
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Some of you might be too young to know what these are but they look like they are wearing pantaloons. [​IMG]
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