When do Cochin's start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Christine S, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Christine S

    Christine S Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a little Cochin who is plenty old enough to lay, but isn't. Do they start later than other breeds? I believe she is ~8 months old at least.
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    Cochins like other oriental are slow to mature. I'm waiting for some that are 11 months old to start. it is also very cold and they don't want to start laying. Her comb will get red and her neck feathers will get shinny.
     
  3. Chick-a-roos

    Chick-a-roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Emma & Aunt Bee my bantam cochin started laying around 20-21 weeks old. I was a VERY happy chickie momma! [​IMG]

    I was so overly excited that my family thought I laid the egg! [​IMG]
     
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    My bantam Cochin just started laying last month even though she was basically POL age when I got her back in July. My LF Cochin hasn't started yet and I also got her this last Summer. Course none of my flock is laying right now other than the bantam.
     
  5. Christine S

    Christine S Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok..I guess I won't worry then. Thanks!
     

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