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Will Cochins go broody all year long?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Namble, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Namble

    Namble Songster

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    I have a couple Cochin pullets. And I was wondering if they will go broody even in winter? I was told Cochins have a tendency to go broody often.
     

  2. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I have two little bantam cochins and I swear they are broody all the time!
     
  3. Namble

    Namble Songster

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    Cool! I wish I had some bantams.
     
  4. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    The answer to your question is a definite "YES" i had one go broody and it was 10 degrees and the ground was frozen solid.

    Had a Bantam old english hen do the same raised 10 little ones in the freezing cold of January.
     
  5. red rosecomb

    red rosecomb In the Brooder

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    Nt really. I have a cochin hen and she has only gone broody once last year and during her broodiness she actually ate a few of her eggs!!!! [​IMG]

    Its based on individual, like my black rosecomb hen goes broody at least 3 times a year and I thought they never go broody.

    Luck be on you [​IMG]
     

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