Embark on a delightful journey with Valley Hatchery’s Silver Laced Cochin Standard Chicks, a magnificent breed that combines beauty with a gentle disposition. Perfect for families and poultry enthusiasts, these large-sized chickens boast a stunning appearance, with their splendid white feathers elegantly outlined in black, making them a standout addition to any flock.
Tracing their roots to the Shanghai Fowl, Silver Laced Cochins were first introduced to the western world in the mid-1800s. Their appeal was instant and enduring, leading to their inclusion in the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1874. Today, they remain a popular choice at poultry exhibitions, admired for both their beauty and personality.
These large-sized Cochins are decent layers, providing 110-160 medium to large brown eggs each year. Originating in Asia, they are well-adapted to colder climates, thanks to their robust feathering that extends down to their legs, toes, and feet. Weighing around 11lbs for roosters and 8.5lbs for hens, they require a dry living space to prevent frostbite in their feathered extremities.
Renowned for their nurturing nature, Silver Laced Cochins are frequently broody, making them excellent mothers. If you’re seeking to add a touch of elegance and a warm presence to your backyard, these majestic chickens are an outstanding choice. Available for purchase online, Valley Hatchery ensures these beautiful, friendly birds can be conveniently delivered to your local Post Office. We also offer these impressive chickens in bantam size for those who prefer smaller varieties. Experience the joy and beauty of owning Silver Laced Cochin Standard Chicks by ordering yours from Valley Hatchery today!