11 month old Cuckoo Marans doesn't lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MiaPia, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. MiaPia

    MiaPia Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    My beautiful 11 month old Cuckoo Marans has yet to lay an egg. My other 4 hens (2 silkies, a sex link, and a Leghorn), who are all the same age, have been laying for months now. I actually generally get 4 eggs a day.

    Any ideas on why the Marans won't lay? She appears healthy and happy.
  2. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Give her time. I have an 11 month old EE that has only layed one egg. The guy at the feed store said I should try giving her more calcium but I think she is just a poor layer. We'll see what happens in the spring.
  3. new2chix

    new2chix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    New Palestine Indiana
    Might be daylight / temperature related. I have one also who hasn't ever laid an egg for me who is 10 months (Blue Andalusian). She is often in the coop on chilly days, even when the others are out, and is usually in the middle of the roost bunch at night. She is always the first one in at night. Lately, I've seen her in the nest box checking it out so I am hopeful that when spring arrives she'll start paying the rent.
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you sure that she is not laying. She may be and just does not have dark eggs. Have her wattles and comb redden up? Does she squat?

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