cuckoo marans

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chewy1981, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. chewy1981

    chewy1981 New Egg

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    I have a Cuckoo Maran who is approx 22 weeks but still hasn't started laying, is this quite common? We also have a pekin Partridge Bantam, Gold Laced Cochin and a White Sikie. just recently lost our other pekin so theres a bit of a pecking order re shuffle going on as she was boss, wasn't sure if this might affect the egg laying and also the time of year/weather living in sunny old england
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Some hens just take longer than others. Marans aren't any slower than most other breeds, especially Cuckoo Marans.
     
  3. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Cuckoo Marans who are 22 weeks, and they also have not started laying. I did read somewhere that larger breeds take a bit longer to mature, so I am really not expecting anything for a couple of more weeks, but I am not very patient either. I want those beautiful eggs!!!!
     
  4. crazy4spurs

    crazy4spurs Out Of The Brooder

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    My Cuckoo Marans were a little over 19 weeks when they started laying...good luck!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am amazed at how differently the chickens mature. All of our girls are 22 weeks, but they are in such varying stages of maturity, even within the same breed. We have four different breeds (see the signature line below), and only one of the Golden Comets has started laying. She started at 18 1/2 weeks, and I thought for sure at least one other chicken would be laying by now. But no. Annabelle is doing all the work. This morning, I told the others to stop free-loading.
     
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    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This morning when our one layer went in the coop to lay, Agnes (Cuckoo Maran) followed her in and sat in one of the other nest boxes. Hopefully this practice today will produce an egg tomorrow!
     
  7. chewy1981

    chewy1981 New Egg

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    We've noticed over the last couple of days our maran has started to lay in the nesting box she hasn't layed an egg yet but also stands in the door way and pulls thier bedding outside piece by piece and then sits on it. Is this normal behaviour for a chicken who is coming upto pol?
     
  8. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are 23 weeks today. Still no egg from either of them, but they have both investigated the nest boxes. I do think the "practice" is a good sign.
     

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