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green04735 wrote:
He is right they are very friendly,I have only had these for a couple months,when they lay they lay every day but from my understanding they go broody very often and when that happens you get no eggs,all they want to do is lay in the nest and hatch eggs.Its the same way with silkies(my othe bantam breed)I have 6 broodie right now,I tried to break them and you can`t so they are on eggs and here is some picutures I took today,the eggs just started hatching so it will be a few more days untill they are finished.The silkies are the one hatching out the egg right now but the yellow chicks are my first bantam cochins.I have another silkie that just went broodi a couple days ago so i put a golf ball under her(becasue I don`t want any mor chicks its getting to cold here)so she thinks she has an egg and I will try putting a couple babies under her at night in a couple days so she will give up the brooding (i hope)I have three breeds standard orpingtons blue,black and splash.They lay every other day and are dual purpose for eating a laying.I have eaten very few of my birds,I sell a lot of them so I don`t have to.If you want good layer get golden comets or black sexlinks all sexlinks are very good layers every day and big eggs and they start laying early.Put new birds in every year and sell the others when they are two or three as they start slowing down then.I started out with sexlinks.I love keeping chickens its so much fun.The thrid pic is the Dad and Moms of the cochins chicks,the forth is another of the cochins and the last is some of my silkies.WE had snow yesterday so that is them sitting on fence in the snow I had to pick each one up and put them back in the coop they were afraid to jump back down.They are the friendlest of any breed I have had


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