Originally Posted by Delfina
You HAVE to love chickens to have Cochins because 1 egg a year is what they deem to be good egg laying and how could you eat one of those fluffy silly things!?
Neighbor's dog beheaded one of my cochins and the remaining one desperately wants to hatch chicks but she forgets which box she's supposed to be sitting in. I keep finding her eggs abandoned and her guarding bitty birdy Polish eggs!
LOL! Cochins are some silly birds, for sure. Whenever I order from the hatchery, I always order 10 cochins and generally, 2-4 survive the first year. They are beyond pigeon toed when they run and they look so hilarious when they "gallop" up for their treats. It's the only time you ever see most of 'em, the rest of the time they're sitting on eggs (anybody's) and golfballs in the egg boxes, trying to brood the eggs.
I keep Cochins strictly as eye candy, when I count my chickens to see where we are I say, "I have 16 chickens, 4 guineas and 4 Cochins.". I count them separately because I don't include them in egg production. They are totally just pets. And a couple of them say, "uh OH!" instead of cackling, makes me giggle everytime I hear it.