When do bantam cochins start to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JennsPeeps, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I've got a bantam cochin pullet. I'm not 100% certain of her age but she's around 5 months old.

    Do bantam cochins start to lay about the same time (20 weeks) as standard hens? [​IMG]
     
  2. MrsChickendad

    MrsChickendad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little girls started laying at 21 weeks. Now at 25 weeks we get 4-6 eggs a day from the 10 of them. Be on the lookout! A couple of them got broody last week (out of the nest boxes) so I am working on getting them to find the boxes and use them.
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    My bantam cochin was about 2 weeks behind my standard hens. However she just went broody about 2 weeks ago. She is about 6 months old.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Oh great - cochins are insta-broody? LOL. If the same holds true for my girl, she'll go broody right as the standards are starting to lay and she'll keep them out of the nesting box. They're a month younger than she is.

    I watched her this morning keep 3 standards who are all bigger than her away from the cornmeal treat I'd given them.

    Feisty little thing, she is! [​IMG]
     

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