Expecting Eggs today

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MasterOfClucker, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently my Black minorca layed the first egg two days ago and yesterday my Cuckoo Maran was in the nesting boxes for a hour but nothing came out i thought she was going to lay because she was panty my rooster was also protecting her i think she was practicing for her first egg.Did anyone's pullet practice laying in the nesting boxes and when did she lay after that?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Sure, its quite normal. The other day, my young pullet did exactly that - one hour in the nest, egg song afterwards and nothing to be seen [​IMG] Next day, round 2 and she laid.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Yep......could be tomorrow.... or days from now.
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coop gets very Chaotic around noon that's when im expecting the egg.Also i know this is random but are Cuckoo marans Rare one Website said they are?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not really, most hatcheries have them.
     
  6. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats what i thought because i see a lot of people with marans
     
  7. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update-She is in the nesting box she is also panting
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well she got it out



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    My Second egg!!!!![​IMG]
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Great news - good for you!!!
     

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