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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kev103, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Kev103

    Kev103 Hatching

    Mar 11, 2013
    Hi there,

    Im new to the whole backyard chicken scene and I've started out with 3 blue maran hens, one black rock and a blue maran rooster, (as far as I can tell).
    We have them since last september and there is still no sign of them beginning to lay. They're well fed (layers pellets and wheat mixed through) and watered.
    The birds are all in great condition and healthy, they've been treated for lice and mites as has they're coop.
    They're keep in a pen roughly 13ft x 9ft, (we have a dog and I wouldn't trust him to be left in the yard with them) and the coop is raised off the ground, The coop is a large coop and is about 4ft x 4ft in size. We bed them down in a good layer of sawdust (I was advised against straw as it can carry mites and lice etc.)
    I can't think of anything else t tell ya's at the minute but any advice and feedback would be much appreciated!!

  2. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Songster

    Oct 18, 2012
    East Texas
    How old are they?
  3. farmer boy

    farmer boy Songster

    ya thats the main thing their age if their still young they wont lay and if their way to old they wont lay anymore ... with different breeds its different ages they will start laying

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