Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Bred animal myself
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted Jul 18, 2011
Our Cochins are the friendliest fowl that we raise. They are a lot of fun as they are very outgoing, and full of personality.
When it comes to housing a Cochin, difficulties can arrise. Cochins are fluffy and low to the ground. They do not handle mud or water very well. I have found it best to house our birds in a pen off the ground, and to only let them play on fair days.
Cochins also tend to be prone to mites and lice. So keep an eye on your birds to make sure they are bug free by searching through their feathers for these pests (they tend to collect near the vent, and head)
We have found our Cochins to be great egg layers, however they are broody creatures. This broodyness often disturbs their laying. However, Cochins make great mothers!