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Why isn't my cream legbar laying?

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I received a 24 week old cream legbar last Wednesday with a 26 week old Olive Egger. The following day I received a 22 weeks old maran who laid minutes after arriving. It was actually quite hysterical. Then shortly after our olive Egger laid her first egg. Both are laying everyday since. Strange thing is, our legbar was the one nesting constantly for two days straight and then suddenly stopped. She squats, combs are red, three fingers of space in between the pelvic bones, she sings all day long but no blue eggs. sad.png We reside in Socal and the weather is enjoyable. Food is good, I change the water frequently. When should I begin to fear she is egg bound?
Edited by jlovepj1027 - 3/2/16 at 4:37pm
post #2 of 9
Id guess she's adjusting to her new environment.
post #3 of 9

She's just experienced a major change in her environment. Change is very stressful for chickens. Give her a few weeks to adjust and settle in, then she will start laying.

Some girls are just more sensitive to stress than others.

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Thank you! I guess my excited self will just have to be patient! I've wanted chickens for so long! And with the other gals adjusting so well and all the reading I have done I just didn't want to assume it was ok and it wasn't. She does seem to have some sass haha. I couldn't wait to find the first egg but my daughter beat me to it! Hah! Thank you again! smile.png
Edited by jlovepj1027 - 3/2/16 at 4:44pm
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Also, from looking at your profile pic, your Legbar and Marans don't look like pure breds, but mixed breeds instead.

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Yes I do know Pierre is a blue maran. And not sure about Emilio, she thought an olive or Easter egger, her eggs were blue/green and now a more olive green. And not sure about Oscar the legbar yet. She said for sure she was a cream legbar. She was stretching her neck in the photo.
Edited by jlovepj1027 - 3/2/16 at 5:29pm
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Here is a better photo of my legbar. How doe one determine the breeds?
post #8 of 9

Legbars are barred, for starters, and should be crested. The cream gene also dilutes red and gold coloring. Your girl looks like a brown Leghorn. The Marans doesn't look like a Marans either, and with that shade of egg, is probably a mixed breed. My Barred Rocks lay darker brown eggs than that.

post #9 of 9
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Well that was her first egg. Her last few have been darker.. And I guess I'll know for sure once she lays an egg! Lol
Edited by jlovepj1027 - 3/2/16 at 6:10pm
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