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What birds are best for pet/show chickens? Thinking about Bant. Cochin

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LaneKim, May 17, 2009.

  1. LaneKim

    LaneKim Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I am going to buy my first flock of my own my mother already has some chickens but shes letting me get my own breed... i fell in love with white cochins and once i found out more about the type of bird they seemed very ideal for my needs... i will show them and keep them in their own coop and run on our property i live in TN, so i need a bird who can with stand all weather basically... A good egg layer would be nice but they wont be used for egg laying so thats not top priority.. Ineed low noise level and friendly attitudes one that hopefuuly will get along woth dogs and cats and other (standard size) chickens..and a bird that will be good for showing. Any Ideas Anyone?? Are Cochins a well made choice? [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Have you considered a Giant White Cochin?

    They would probably look less like food to your dogs, and you will get bigger eggs. They would show just the same as a bantam version.

    I dont know how loud Cochins are though, so I cant help you there.

    Good Luck!
     
  3. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    for show and quiet-ness, my phoenixes are great. the roos are especially pretty. but the hens do not lay well at all...so go with the cochins!
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    I think cochins would be an ideal choice. They are very friendly, they don't get bent out of shape when a cat or dog comes around, and with all their feathers they handle the colder seasons well. I choose black cochins and have never regretted the choice. You can see my flock here .
     
  5. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    Cochins are a good choice. I love mine. The bantams can have quite an attatude on them. They are lovely to look at and I have found them to be pretty good layers too.
     
  6. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    White silkies are usually easy
     
  7. steve2495

    steve2495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive got some banty cochins they r a great choice. they do lay prty well. u should definetly get them
     
  8. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam cochin babies are always very easy to handle. You have quite a choice in colors as well. They are good moms. They tend to be a calm pretty and popular chicken [​IMG] D'Uccles are nice too for the same purpose.
     

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