How many eggs do Cochin chickens lay a week?

How many eggs do Cochin chickens lay a week?


Cochin Chicken
Egg Production: 2 per week.
Egg Color: Brown.
Known For Broodiness: Yes and they make great mothers.
Good With Children: Yes.

What are Cochin chickens known for?

They’re considered the best fowls for hatching and brooding ducks and turkeys. Because of the size of Cochins, be cautious of hens breaking thin-shelled eggs. But of all the unique characteristics of this wonderful poultry breed, there is one that stands above all others – personality.

How many eggs do Cochin chickens lay a year?

150-180 eggs
Cochins also only lay about 150-180 eggs per year. Their eggs are light brown, and they can be large. But while Cochins aren’t the most productive layers, they are some of the best chicken parents imaginable. Cochin hens are known for easily going broody, and they will even willingly hatch eggs that aren’t theirs.

How much do Cochin chickens cost?


SEX 5-14 15-24
Male $3.86 $3.71
Female $5.31 $5.16
Unsexed $4.56 $4.41

Can Cochin bantams fly?

Because of their size, regular-sized Cochin chickens do not fly, which makes them a favorite for hobbyists. They can be contained in a low fenced chicken run, (made from chicken wire or hardware cloth) and don’t do much roaming or free ranging.

Are cochins friendly?

Cochins are calm, friendly birds. Even the roosters are known for being fairly mellow.

What is a Barred Cochin?

Barred Cochin chickens are a massive Asiatic breed covered with an extraordinary abundance of soft, fluffy colored feathers. The Barred Cochin has light and dark colors alternating in parallel lines along each feather, making for a beautifully striped bird from tip to toe. Extremely eye catching.

How long does it take for Cochin eggs to hatch?

Like any other chicken eggs, it takes approximately 21 days for the eggs to hatch. You can use an incubator to hatch chicken eggs or a Cochin hen herself (if she’s gone broody). You don’t need to worry about the chicks, they are strong enough! Plus, with a broody mama around, they’ll survive. How Long Do Cochin Chickens Live?

Where can I buy Cochin chickens?

Today, Cochin chickens aren’t that common in every household. BUT, they also are not considered rare. You can find them easily at your local farm store (like Tractor Supply, which is where I found my Cochin bantams) or a Cochin chicken hatchery. You can also find Cochin chickens for sale online and even be shipped to your doorstep.

Why are Cochin chickens so popular?

They don’t lay well but are very popular because of their sweet personality and fantastic mothering qualities. Cochins became famous in the 1800s when this Chinese breed was given as a gift to Queen Victoria of England, who absolutely adored them. We offer 9 Standard Size Cochin Breeds and an Assortment of all breeds.

Do Cochin chickens lay eggs in the winter?

They can also produce large eggs in winter months, if the conditions are right, but most of the time, Cochin chicken breeders give their flock a break from laying during the winter. You also might find in the hottest days of summer, your hens stop laying.

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