Getting My Marans to lay....hope I don't have to give a demostration?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cluckcluckluke, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    My Marans are about 16 weeks old, how do I go about getting them to lay or will they know when it's time?

    Also I have a Wyandotte pullet who is 20 weeks old but has no comb or wattles or no real sign of development, she obviously isn't laying so how do I get her to lay?
  2. LeslieDJoyce

    LeslieDJoyce Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 30, 2012
    Sherwood, OR
    My Coop
    Just give it time. They'll get there soon enough. It sure is a test of patience, though!
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Should I lock them in the nesting shed for a bit to show them were to lay?

    It is really
  4. birdsss

    birdsss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2012
    Sardis Arkansas
    they'll lay when they are ready. as long as they are getting the rightt nutrition and daylight hours then there's not much else you can do.

    that being said, marans are somewhat known for taking longer than other breeds to begin laying. i'd give them a couple more months before i got frustrated at 'em
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2013
  5. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    O.K well we are just about to go into

    My Marans Are French Wheaten's.

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