Valley Hatchery is proud to offer Silver Laced Cochin Standard Chicks for purchase online. These beautiful ornamental chickens are known for their calm and affectionate nature, making them great pets for families. In addition to their gentle personalities, Silver Laced Cochins are also stunning birds, with a distinctive black and white pattern.
Originally called Shanghai Fowl, Cochins were first brought to the western world in the mid-1800s and quickly became popular among flock keepers. The Silver Laced Cochin was included in the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1874, and is still a popular breed at exhibitions.
Despite their ornamental nature, Silver Laced Cochins are also useful birds, laying 110-160 medium to large brown eggs per year. They are a medium-sized breed, with roosters weighing in at around 11lbs and hens at 8.5lbs. This breed is known to have originated in Asia and is well-suited to colder climates due to their heavy feathering, which covers their legs, toes, and feet. Just be sure to keep their pens dry to prevent frostbite.
Silver Laced Cochins are known to be broody, making them great mothers for their offspring. If you’re looking to add some beautiful and gentle chickens to your backyard, consider purchasing Silver Laced Cochin Standard Chicks from Valley Hatchery. Order online today and have these amazing birds delivered to your local Post Office.