When do Cochins start to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by new chick 203, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls are only 18 weeks and just getting the redder combs. They don't seem at all interested in the nest boxes or the fake eggs in them. When should I start expecting something? I think I'm turning into a stalker.
     
  2. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Could be another month. Mine are a little older, about 20 weeks with similar signs. Most cochins mature and lay later than other breeds. I do have one that's squattin' so it shouldn't be long for her.
     
  3. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to get off topic, but I just looked at your BYC page and saw your gorgeous cochins! Do you mind me asking where you found them? Do you have any recent pics? I think I'm in love!
     
  4. new chick 203

    new chick 203 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talken' to me? I got my girls from Baregretchen at the north east BYC chickenstock. I need to take some more recent pics because they are lookers. here is the only recent shot I have.

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  5. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of mine started laying at 19 weeks [​IMG] The other just started laying and she is 23+weeks old. They are both bantams.
     
  6. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm sorry, yes I was talking to u! They are so unique and beautiful!
     

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