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Why we like them: Their cuteness is undeniable. Due to their fluffy appearance and rounded body shape, Cochin Bantams have a distinct stance that is low to the ground. These delightful chickens have charmed poultry enthusiasts with their fluffy feathers and friendly temperament.


Your order will be fulfilled with a hen based on your selected hatch date. This means she might be laying now or will gift your family with eggs soon.   


Egg Color/ Frequency: Gifts 2-4 small light brown eggs a week


Personality: Iconic for being friendly. 

Despite their fluffy appearance, Cochin Bantams are smaller than they seem. On average, roosters weigh around 32 oz, while hens weigh around 28 oz. Their thick and puffy feathers give them a round and low stance, adding to their overall charm.


These feathered beauties trace their roots back to their Chinese progenitors, which were exported to Britain and America during the 1800s. While their name suggests a smaller version of the large Cochins, Cochin Bantams have distinct characteristics that set them apart. American breeders have meticulously bred them to possess a fluffy and rounded appearance, although some individuals may exhibit shorter legs. In addition to color and pattern variations, some Cochin Bantams have a unique feather trait called frizzle feathers. Frizzle feathers have a different texture and curl forward, creating an even more distinct look for these chickens. The frizzle feathers further enhance the visual appeal of Cochin Bantams, creating a feathered marvel that poultry enthusiasts adore. View our frizzles if interested.


Cochin Bantam hens are renowned for their exceptional broodiness and their innate desire to incubate and nurture eggs. Their maternal instincts are strong, making them excellent caretakers for their chicks and even for hatching eggs of other poultry species.When it comes to climate, Cochin Bantam chickens have both strengths and weaknesses. Their heavy feathering provides insulation, which helps them withstand cold weather to some extent. However, it’s important to be cautious as their feathers can become wet and increase the risk of frostbite. It’s crucial to provide them with a dry and cozy shelter during winter months.On the other hand, Cochin Bantams struggle in hot weather due to their dense feathers. These feathers make it harder for them to regulate their body temperature effectively. Therefore, it’s vital to ensure they have access to shade and plenty of cool water during hotter periods.Providing them with appropriate shelter, ample ventilation, and temperature moderation measures can help them thrive in various climates. As always, it’s important to monitor their well-being closely and make adjustments to their environment when necessary.While their feathers provide insulation and protection from the elements, they can hinder their ability to evade predators due to limited mobility. Their short legs and stocky form further limit their agility, making them susceptible to attacks.To safeguard Cochin Bantams from predators, it is crucial to provide them with a dry and protected environment. A secure coop with strong fencing and a sturdy locking mechanism is essential to deter potential threats. Additionally, creating a predator-proof run or enclosure can offer Cochin Bantams a safe space to roam and explore without being exposed to potential dangers.


Hen: Partridge Bantam Cochin

Only 2 left in stock
  • Most families are attracted to obtaining their chickens from us because we are proud to be completely different than typical feed store/ hatchery industry standards. Industry standard is to sex as accurately as possible and sell as pullets (female chicks) and force customers to accept a >10% chance of an accidental rooster without the ability to accept returns nor refunds. In addition, industry standard is to sell bantams (such as silkies) as straight runs since they are too small for safe vent sexing. We offer multiple sexing options.



    If you are lucky enough to have a rooster, our male sexing option is a great way to save money on a wonderful breed.



    This option means that the chicks have not yet been sexed and are sold as a straight run. While nature usually averages half girls and half boys in high volumes, families should only order if prepared for >50% possible roosters.


    Female Coverage

    This is our most economical choice for families seeking a female. We kept city ordinances that restrict rooster ownership in mind. This option is great for families that want to enjoy a backyard flock of ladies. We use traditional sexing methods on the breeds that capable of being vent sexed, home accidental roosters, and issue store credit of original purchased price. To learn more about how we sex baby chicks based on their breed view: How to Sex Chickens.


    Depending on the breed, sexing accuracy can range as low as 50% for bantam breeds, 90% for standard breeds, and as high as 95% for auto sexing breeds. Our female coverage option is not a service fee for sexing the chick, it is the cost difference between purchasing a male or a female chicken. We do not believe in grinding males alive nor suffocating them as day olds to enable a profit when selling a stated female chick at ridiculously low prices. Thus, our female pricing takes into consideration the male left behind with each female purchased. Male chicks are typically half the price of a female.


    To qualify for rehoming, the rooster must remain in perfect health. If the family decides to return the rooster, a store credit in the amount of original purchase price is provided. As a family, you are welcome to decide to keep any accidental rooster and forfeit the credit.


    DNA Sexed Female Chicks

    For families that get emotionally bonded quickly and do not want to risk a future discovery of a rooster, we offer DNA sexing. DNA sexing is the only true accurate method of sexing baby chicks. DNA testing is a significantly higher financial investment. In most cases, it is 3x the cost as (1) female sex covered chick.



    Balance accuracy with financial investment

    The sexing decision is one that needs to be made at time of purchased and the original order cannot be altered once the order is fulfilled. It is important as a family to determine the right balance between sexing accuracy and financial investment for your family’s situation.


    We provide as much information on our website as possible to ensure families make an informed decision based on their situation and lifestyle. Some breeds are more accurate in sexing and most families find our female coverage adequate in providing a free home for their accidental rooster (up to $100 savings) and use the store credit towards a replacement or our organic feed. While harder to sex bantam breeds, or families that know they will develop a with strong emotional attachment prefer to invest in DNA sexing.


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