Valley Hatchery is proud to offer White Cochin Standard Chicks for purchase online. These beautiful ornamental chickens are known for their sweet and docile personalities, making them great pets for families. In addition to their friendly demeanor, White Cochins are also attractive birds, with a bright white color that is sure to catch the eye.
Cochins were first imported to the US in the 1840s and quickly gained popularity due to their large size and thick, fluffy feathering. The White Cochin was accepted into the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection in 1874, along with several other varieties. These chickens are known for their mothering abilities and are prone to going broody, making them great mothers for their offspring.
Although White Cochins are primarily kept as pets, they can also lay 110-160 medium to large brown eggs per year and grow to a large size, making them suitable for use as meat birds. 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 thick and heavy feathers. However, it’s important to keep their pens dry to prevent frostbite on their feathered toes.
If you’re looking to add some friendly and attractive chickens to your backyard, consider purchasing White Cochin Standard Chicks from Valley Hatchery. Order online today and have these amazing birds delivered to your local Post Office.