Cuckoo's not laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Fairy Godmother, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Fairy Godmother

    Fairy Godmother Out Of The Brooder

    I am new to chicken raising. I have two Cuckoo Marans and two Golden Sex Links which are about 24 weeks old. The Goldens have been laying for almost 4 weeks but the Cuckoos haven't started. Both Cuckoos have just begun squatting and one of them sits in the laying box but no eggs. Am I being impatient?
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    You are being impatient. Marans are bred for egg color not production. Most don't start laying until 5-6 months and they don't lay as consistently as your sex links will.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    x2. My cuckoo Marans took FOREVER to start laying. If I'm remembering correctly, I got my first chocolate egg somewhere around 7-8 months.

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