Are Marans not reliable layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chotii, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Chotii

    Chotii Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 3 pullets, all newly laying. They all began laying about 2 weeks ago. In that time:

    The Golden Sex Link has laid an egg every day.
    The White Leghorn has laid an egg almost every day.
    The Maran has laid 5 eggs.

    Is something wrong? She isn't moulting, it isn't hot or cold, she's healthy. Why would she not begin laying steadily now?
  2. Uppity Peon

    Uppity Peon Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. mountaintopchicken

    mountaintopchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2007
    Well, they aren't leghorns, but I've been pretty pleased so far. My girls are a year old, and they have layed through the cold, cold winter. Besides, it's not the quantity, it's the quality, right [​IMG]?

    Their eggs are superterrific, big, and, although they eat the same diet as my other flocks, somehow their eggs always have the most orange yolks.
  4. Xero

    Xero Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2009
    My Cuckoo Marans have laid an egg every single day I've had them (I bought them at laying age) except when some disaster went down (their next box fell over once before I had mounted it, scared by a cat, etc). The 107+- temperature didn't seem to stop them. Your girl may just need some time and is probably still growing. I know my leghorn female who is just now getting ready to lay is half the size of my Marans. Maybe wait another month and if production hasn't picked up then start thinking about eating or re-homing.

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