Little Chicken Lady

In the Brooder
May 24, 2020
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Warrensburg, MO
My Coop
When did your bantam cochins start laying? Mine is 13 weeks old with bright red comb and wattles, and she squats when I put my hand over her back. I wasn't expecting eggs anytime soon because I've heard that cochins take a long time to mature, but she appears to be ready to lay. Is it possible for her to begin laying this early? Or do these signs happen months before they lay? What are your experiences? Did yours start laying before 20 weeks? Sorry about all of the questions, I'm fairly new to chicken keeping and google hasn't been to helpful for these questions. :)
 

EmilyRobb

Chirping
May 12, 2020
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Southwestern Manitoba
When did your bantam cochins start laying? Mine is 13 weeks old with bright red comb and wattles, and she squats when I put my hand over her back. I wasn't expecting eggs anytime soon because I've heard that cochins take a long time to mature, but she appears to be ready to lay. Is it possible for her to begin laying this early? Or do these signs happen months before they lay? What are your experiences? Did yours start laying before 20 weeks? Sorry about all of the questions, I'm fairly new to chicken keeping and google hasn't been to helpful for these questions. :)
My bantam cochins didn't start laying until about 7 months of age. They hatched in mid May and began laying at the end of December
 

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