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

  1. cochins r cool

    cochins r cool New Egg

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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
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Hi Susan, [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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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. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. blueggsandspam

    blueggsandspam Out Of The Brooder

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

    Amigo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your house!
    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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