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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cochins r cool, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. cochins r cool

    cochins r cool Hatching

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    Hi,
    I am new to raising chickens. I have 3 hens (Lola, Layla and Lily) and 1 rooster (Larry Bird). They are all Cochins. I have raised them since they were about 3 days old. They are now almost 5 months old. I have heard so much conflicting info on Cochins. Some say they are great layers, others say they are poor layers. Some say if their combs and waddles are pale (which mine are), they are poor layers.
    Susan
     

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  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Crowing

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    [​IMG] I think cochins are fairly good layers when they aren't broody, but they tend to be broody quite a bit. [​IMG]
     
  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!!
     
  5. greymane

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! So very happy to have you aboard! [​IMG]
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. blueggsandspam

    blueggsandspam In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] from WV [​IMG]
     
  10. Amigo

    Amigo Songster

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    Glad to have you here! The paleness means that they are not laying well, and they aren't getting enough sunlight. [​IMG]

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