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Need help! Are Cochins broody?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickeneyfoot, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 15 Cochin pullets and 4 Cochin rooster. I bought this breed because I thought they would go broody! I can't find any info on broody Cochins. If you know any info of Cochins going broody that would help! An if you had a broody Cochins and have pics to share that would be awesome! Thanks
     
  2. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bump?
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I heard Cochins tend to be more broody than most breeds, but it depends on the individual hens. Some hens are just more broody than others. What you can do to encourage broodiness is leave some fake eggs in a nest box and see if they fall for it. I've had some success with this method.
     
  4. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, sumi!
    Anyone else have experience?
     
  5. HooverHenHouse

    HooverHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your hens? A pullet is a young hen and if she's not old enough to lay eggs she probably won't go broody for awhile. Also hens typically go broody in the spring and early summer.

    Also depending on when you.got them, it does take awhile for them to settle in and lay eggs and go broody.
     
  6. ChemicalchiCkns

    ChemicalchiCkns Out Of The Brooder

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    My CoChins both, are notorious BROODYS. CoChins are commonly consider'd, BROODY cycens.
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

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    I used to have a flock if 20 standard sized Cochins. Throughout the spring and summer last year, 11 of them went broody (not all at the same time, thank goodness. The most I had at one time was 6, but still!!!!!). They were great setters and even better mommas. At one point during the broody chaos, I had two girls sharing the same brooder box. I gave them a dozen eggs each and left them to their business. When the eggs started to hatch, one of the hens freaked and abandoned her nest. Not to fear! The other broody took those eggs and ended up with 20 chicks, which she warmed and cared for all by herself *AND* she started laying just 2 weeks after her chicks hatched! Can you imagine trying to lay an egg with 20 kids running under and jumping on you? Sheesh! You should really go to the Breeds, Genetics and Showing section and check out the Cochin thread, its great. There also alot of Cochins in the Good Old Fashioned Broody thread (in this section). I'm hoping for a broody myself (I have Silkies now :D ), I REALLY want some fluffies but I don't want to have to deal with my 'bator at the moment :lau. Fingers crossed for both of us! Good luck!
     
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  8. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all 6 months and growing bigger!!!! They seem settled in. I can pick them up they listen when I call for treats and they are happy!
     
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    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. chickeneyfoot

    chickeneyfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! That is great!!
     

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