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Cuckoo's not laying

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I am new to chicken raising.  I have two Cuckoo Marans and two Golden Sex Links which are about 24 weeks old.  The Goldens have been laying for almost 4 weeks but the Cuckoos haven't started.  Both Cuckoos have just begun squatting and one of them sits in the laying box but no eggs.  Am I being impatient?

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You are being impatient. Marans are bred for egg color not production. Most don't start laying until 5-6 months and they don't lay as consistently as your sex links will.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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x2. My cuckoo Marans took FOREVER to start laying. If I'm remembering correctly, I got my first chocolate egg somewhere around 7-8 months.
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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