24 WEEK OLD CUCKOO MARAN LAID HER FIRST EGG THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING, AND NOTHING SINCE . WTH???!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lovin Our chickens, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Lovin Our chickens

    Lovin Our chickens Chirping

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    I was so excited 2 days ago when my cuckoo maran laid her first egg . It was a pullet egg so tiny but cute . Unfortunately she hasn't giving anymore since . What the heck is going on . I thought for sure I would start getting some eggs as my others are still too young . I'm so sad was hoping to get one everyday from her to stock up on eggs . We go thru alot of eggs and I'm tired of buying them .I want fresh eggs . Oh i forgot to mention she laid it in then evening around 5 ish . Is that normal ? Oh btw the white egg is a store bought I put it in there to make sure she knew where to lay hers 20180320_164930.jpg 20180320_171348.jpg
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Give her some time to get the kinks worked out.
    She will get the hang of it soon enough, I promise.
     
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  3. Kessel23

    Kessel23 Hi Bug

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    When hens first start to lay it is not consistent, you usually won't get an egg a day for a while, it may be a few more days till she lays again.
     
  4. Just give her sometime it is not uncommon for them to lay and then take a week or so for the next egg She is just normal. She will lay again it might be tomorrow or a couple of weeks.
     
  5. Lovin Our chickens

    Lovin Our chickens Chirping

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    That sucks , I've waited so long already . I'm like a kid waiting on Christmas morning to open gifts . This is killing me lmbo
     
  6. Lovin Our chickens

    Lovin Our chickens Chirping

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    I wanted to possibly incubate some of hers but if she take a that long then will I still be able to ? I have her first one n a dry cool place . Not gonna put in fridge
     
  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    It's not recommended to hatch pullet eggs because they are small and often have defects even if we can't see them.
     
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  8. Table4Six

    Table4Six Crossing the Road

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    You should wait for her to lay more eggs and fully mature.
     
  9. Lovin Our chickens

    Lovin Our chickens Chirping

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    I was curious about that well I guess I'll just eat it then lol
     
  10. debid

    debid Crowing

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    As one of the members here is fond of saying, "Chickens aren't vending machines." :p She'll be more consistent soon but a Marans isn't going to be as prolific a layer as, say, a black sexlink. They just aren't.
     

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