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Talk to me about Bantam Cochins please!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hooterville, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first ever hatches have included some of Lisa's bantam/frizzle cochins. I have 2 that are now 5 weeks old. One of them is staying teeny tiny. (like 5 inches from his head to the ground) I'll get pics later tonight. (oh, and I hatched out some more this past weekend--so teeny, but I love them!) [​IMG]

    I know nothing about bantys! How big do they get? Can they hang out with other lg birds? What about winter? Do they need to be in their own little banty coop?

    TIA
    Becky
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    They're fine in with the standard fowl. [​IMG] They will not get very big, definitely under a foot tall (if that).
     
  3. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    They are the absolute sweetest birds I have, next to my "Little Man"(BTB Dutch), and soft as a kitten. They come in many colors. And as I read somewhere are excellent to show and for pets. Don't know about their egg size though because mine haven't started laying yet.

    ETA: Oh yeah, and mine are in with large fowl and other bantams. They get along fine with them. And between two mixed coops of large and bantam they all sleep together.
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  4. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    I have 4 banty cochins, and I love them! My roo especially! They are perfect, take up little space, are pretty loving, and are very pretty! I have them in with my 2 EE's and the bantys are the top of the pecking order!!!! I like them because I can have more of them!!!! [​IMG]

    Here are 3 of them, aren't they sweet?!?!?! You can see my little EE's in the back - my bantys are 24 weeks old, the EEs are 17 weeks.
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  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    I LOVE your Birchen Cochin!
     
  6. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    Quote:Thanks! I thought he was a dud as a chick, I never could figure out his coloring. Now, I love him so much! I am going to see if he is show quality for next year's fair.
     
  7. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the info!! That was quick! I'm so glad they'll be able to hang out together with the big birds! [​IMG]

    My first hatch--I got the 2 little cochins and 1 mixed wyandotte. What a group they make! DBF affectionately calls them the 3 stooges!

    I've moved them into the big coop with my other hatchery chicks that are 1 week older. I have a fence running between them so they can get to know each other. [​IMG]

    I'll take pics of the crew tonight--I need to update my pictures anyway.

    TTYL

    eta: I just love seeing the pics--those birds are stunning! Can't wait for my little boogers to look that good! I think that one of the chicks that hatched last weekend may be blue. It's so sweet looking!
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008

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