Cuckoo's not laying

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

  1. 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 Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    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

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    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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