when will my white cochin bantams lay eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coopedup:p, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Songster

    i would like to know. im eager for spring to get here so i can see then sit and have little chicks haha
     
  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    How old are yours? Most hens begin laying around six months of age, though some can start earlier and some can start later. Sometimes, if they turn six months old in late fall or winter, they will hold off until the spring to start laying too.
     
  3. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Songster

    well the hens and rooster are about 40 weeks.
     
  4. If your chickens are faily tame. The hens will often squat down when you walk up to them when their about to start laying. They may not do this when a roo is around. If you see them squatting in front of him they are about ready to start laying.
     
  5. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Songster

    ok thank you [​IMG] so they squat... like does it look like they kinda sitt? cause i cant see then squat.... to fluffy. hahah.
     
  6. Yea. They kinda sit down and slightly spread their wings.
     
  7. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Songster

    ok, thank you. will look for that. oh and also we are keeping my two male and female guineas in the coop. we are moving them out asap! so would that be a prob too? could they be eating the eggs?
     
  8. If you had a bird eating eggs you would find egg shells cracked plus the guilty bird would have dried egg yolk on their face. If you let them free range you may look under bushes or under a storage building or somewhere they could hide a nest. Winter may set in early this year and Cochins start laing later than most. It may be next Spring. They will be very good mothers.
     
  9. Coopedup:p

    Coopedup:p Songster

    oh i dont doubt that they will be great mothers. i heard they are one of the best. but the guineas herd the hens. and wont leave them alone. so that also may be a problem [​IMG]
     

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