R Cochins 'slow'?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Madcap621, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Songster

    Oct 30, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
    One of my 5 banty chicks is a Cochin. It is one of the older ones [4 day span in hatching] now 5 weeks old It is the only one not completely feathered. Do I need to keep a brooder light on for her? We are in the "anywhere from 45 to 30 degree low range now in TN. Their coop is on the porch, totally encosed and safe from drafts, and she ha 5 coop mates [4x4 coop].

    She is allso flighty and not at all eager to be held [tolerates well after I catch her, but doesn't hop out of coop onto my lap as 2 of the others do, and I have to chase her down].

    Another weird behavior since hatched, is that she runs around in tiny circles quite a lot. Normal?

    Madcap621-- first chicken experice in 50+ years

  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Crowing

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    With my Bantams the little Roosters feather quite a bit slowly then the girls.

  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Roos are certainly slower to feather than the pullets are but my cochins feathered slower than my other girls.

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