1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

copper maran - no eggs!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sean_danny, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. sean_danny

    sean_danny Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    24
    Jun 2, 2007
    portet, france
    Hello all.

    I would love some advice with my Copper Maran, Mimi. She is between 7 and 8 months of age, and has not begun laying yet. We are still having 12-13hrs of daylight each day. As well, there are def no eggs in their enclosure. They live in a large fenced off part of the yard. The grass is not overgrown and along the fencing there are some brambles but again not too tall. I am in the park about 3-4 times a day with treats, then to clean the house cubbies, then to look for late afternoon eggs, then again to socialize with them. So basically, has anyone else experienced such a delay in eggs? My Faverolle and Coucou de Renne both started to lay within days of each other 3-4 weeks ago. They too are also the same age as my Maran.

    Thanks much!
    Jeannine
     
  2. larsonll

    larsonll Chillin' With My Peeps

    154
    4
    91
    Aug 13, 2011
    West Georgia
    My Wheaten Maran is the most broody of my hens and by far the lowest in productivity. I'd tell you to still be patient. Does she seem broody at all? Nesting a lot? Mine nested for 2 months and puffed up and growled at me until we got more of her dark brown eggs. Sometimes with marans you have to be patient.
     
  3. devora

    devora Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Marans have always begun late and gone broody early! Ugh! But worth it, worth the wait. :)

    Hang in there. It'll come soon.
     
  4. sean_danny

    sean_danny Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    24
    Jun 2, 2007
    portet, france
    Not broody in the least. I just thought it odd that she is such a late bloomer. Even the Brahma I had, had begun to lay at 6-7 mos. I was told she would not be mature til she was over a year and not to expect any eggs. The one funny thing I did notice with my Maran is that at night time when she goes to bed, she still tries to get under one of the other hens like a chick does. It's rather funny as she is so big. Well, not that big, she is the second smallest of all my girls! Also she was hand raised so never slept under a momma hen when she was wee.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by