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When do LF Cochins begin to lay?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NapsWithChickens, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. NapsWithChickens

    NapsWithChickens ZZZZzzzzz....

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    I've been scouring the internet to no avail... I have some cochin pullets that I think should be laying now... and aren't. Where can I find specific information about this breed?

    Oh, and I have about the same questions re BLRWs, MF Leghorns, Ameracaunas (sp?), and BCMs.

    Thanks O BYC Gurus!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    My standard Cochins starting laying at about 5 months old. Watch the comb color. When it turns bright red instead of pale, then they will be close to laying.
    I have BCMs that are almost 6 months old and they do not look even close to laying but I do not push them. I am happy to grow them up and out to see which hens will go well with whatever roos I don't put in the freezer.
    The Ameracuanas (I never spell it right either), muffed and tailed, will lay around 5-6 months old. Again, watch the comb. Wyandottes should be about the same but I do not own this color yet, though I am working on a deal!
     
  3. KyBlue

    KyBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My LF Cochins started laying when they were around 7 months old. They were hatched last August and started laying in March.
     
  4. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    My LF Cochins are around 26 weeks and still no eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A show Cochin that has been bred for exhibition may not lay until 8 or 9 months
     
  6. NapsWithChickens

    NapsWithChickens ZZZZzzzzz....

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    Wow ~ I had no idea that the hens took that long to develop. My 23 week old rooster just began crowing (he's such a stud! LOL) and I thought that the girls would be right behind him.

    Thank you, all, for filling me in. [​IMG]
     
  7. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

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    Master S.M.C :

    A show Cochin that has been bred for exhibition may not lay until 8 or 9 months

    Bummer !!! and here I thought mine might be laying soon. [​IMG]
     

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