My new little Bantam Cochin! *Need your opinion on names,etc.*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Silkie Nut, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Silkie Nut

    Silkie Nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just had to share the news about my new little bantam cochin. I bought her at the fair and I think she must be magic! So, far she has been laying one egg a day. I know my friend's regular LF cochins don't appear to be heavy layers. I did read online that Bantam Cochins do lay better than LF Cochins though. Just wondering who elsel out there has little Bantam Cochins who are magic egg layers! [​IMG] I'm very happy with my little girl and think she will be a great addition to our little flock (Our small flock only consists of two other chickens, Bam-Bam, a partridge silkie, and Bethany, a splash silkie.) Also do any of you have any tips on introducing new chickens? Our little Bantam Cochin is on quarintine just to be safe, but I just would like some tips for when they do get introduced. I also need some name ideas. So far I've been debating over Blackberry and Olivia, but would love to hear your ideas! I'll post some pictures once I get the chance. For now, I'll just tell what she looks like to help. She is a blue Cochin hen with a pretty red comb that is a little floppy to one side and beautiful lacing. She has a very round bottom and heavily feathered feet too. She has a great little personality. She is starting to come out of her shell, actually I don't think she ever was in her shell...and it's showing a little bit of a pig when it comes to food and a lot of curiosity....well one thing is for sure...she loves to cuddle! Thanks for all your information!

    (P.S.- Dont be shy to post pictures of your little bantam cochins! [​IMG])



    Sincerley,
    Silkie Nut
     
  2. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Could you post pics? I have several bantam Cochins my self but no recent pics of them. I love the breed they are just so sweet.
     
  3. Desirai

    Desirai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I LOOOVE cochins!

    Please post pictures! I don't have any chickens of my own YET but my coop is making progress!

    Well okay I kinda have chickens.. my darling neighbor is going to give me 3 cochins as a "coop warming" gift!

    But they live with her until my coop is habitable!
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't have any bantams, just LF Cochins. Those banties are just so cute though :lol:
     
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww....I love cochins too !!! I have 8 hens and a roo (he is my avatar) Frosty is my roo because his saddle feathers look like icicles. My hens are Sprite-columbian color, Cake-white, Ruby and Little Red Riding Hood are both red
    Liza-partridge, Turtle-barred, Onyx and Godzilla are black. Cochins are so fluffy and cute. So happy you have one but you may have to have more :) Good luck with your introductions to your silkies.
     
  6. Silkie Nut

    Silkie Nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I am incubating some eggs right now, so more little ones will be joining the flock soon![​IMG]
    I still have to take some pictures. If I'm able to, I'll take some pictures tomorrow and post them. This afternoon she was being quite the cuddle bunny! [​IMG] I'm glad I joined BYC. I don't know how else I could handle My chicken obsession! [​IMG]


    (P.S- I love your Bantam Cochin Rooster! He is just Gorgeous!)
     
  7. artmamasays

    artmamasays Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 Cochin Bantam hens that are a year old this week. They took about a 6 week lay-cation this winter but are laying again now. Today was the 2nd 3 egg day in a week! At the end of last summer I had 2 magic layers, but something (I suspect a cat or a coon) made off with one of them... You can see them in my avatar (munching on a chia Bob) or on my blog: http://artmamasays.blogspot.com/2012/03/chicken-whisper.html They are such awesome pets that I can totally overlook the fact that they aren't great layers... We can't all be good at everything!
     
  8. County Boy

    County Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have three bantam hens and get 3 eggs everyday from them.
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  9. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have about 6 bantam Cochin bantams chicks and they are one of our favorites breeds...Here is some pics of 3 of them...
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  10. Silkie Nut

    Silkie Nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love the pictures guys! Can't wait to post mine and see more pics of Bantam Cochins![​IMG]
     

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