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Marans taking their time coming into lay? *pic added*

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rosetinted, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some marans pullets at POL back in June/July, all march 09 hatch I believe..

    But still no sign of any eggs!

    I penned them in for a few weeks just in case they were laying elsewhere, they deffo aren't.

    My other marans which are only 2-3 months older lay like mad & have been in lay from 26 weeks old.

    Is this normal? Should I wait a bit longer?

    Edited to add a pic of the three ladies not yet in lay...

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    Last edited: Nov 18, 2009
  2. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 marans. They are 27 weeks. 1 is laying, 1 is not.
    Plus it is cold and the days are short. I think she's saving her energy for warmer days.
     
  3. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for replying [​IMG]

    Yeah, perhaps that's it!
     

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