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French black copper maran barely laying

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by britt789, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. britt789

    britt789 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 30week old FBCM hen who started laying last Monday, she laid an egg last Monday and then not again until this past Sunday. That is all she has laid so far. Is this typical of the breed? I am fairly new to chickens especially this breed. All of my other layers were fairly consistent when they started laying.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  3. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Since your girl just recently started laying, I don't think laying sporadically is unusual. It can take some time for them to mature and get the "kinks" worked out in their laying. From what I've read, Marans are not prolific layers (like say a Leghorn) but if you put Marans in the search box, you'll find a lot of breed threads on them and can ask other members what kind of egg laying rates they are seeing.

    Thanks for joining us, it's nice to have you here!
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  6. britt789

    britt789 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome and thank you NorthFLChick for your insight. Sorry about the rude self introduction, I didn't realize I was posting this in the new member section.[​IMG]
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    You did fine, I didn't think you were rude at all! Always feel free to ask questions, that's how we all learn from each other.
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    What color egg did she lay? This time of year (with less light) hens tend to wind down or stop through the darkest periods of the year - often to start up again in spring. Is she going through a molt?
     
  10. britt789

    britt789 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you
     

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