New Chicken Owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by zipf, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. zipf

    zipf New Egg

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    Hi All from Chico, CA. My husband and I recently got two 4-6 month old Marans. We love watching them adjust to their new home and they seem to be settling in. It's wonderful to have this resource available. Any idea as to when we might expect them to start laying? We have only had them for 4 days so far.
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. It should be any time now. You should have a nest box ready maybe use a fake egg so they get the idea. Once they are comfortable with their surroundings they should start laying. If they are not on layer feed, you might want to start them soon. 18-26 wks is usually when chickens start laying depending on breed. Good luck. :thumbsup
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I've never raised Marans so I don't have any advice for you but [​IMG]
     
  4. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a Maran chat thread started. You can find lots of info there. Mine started at about 6 mo old.
    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC :)
     
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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    howdy neighbor :)
     
  7. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!!![​IMG]
     
  8. Micki21965

    Micki21965 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am also new here. I would like to say [​IMG]. I have found some great stuff on here from some great people. Good luck and my chickens started laying at about 3 months.
     
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, zipf, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Best of luck on your Marans!
     
  10. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome from Missouri.. [​IMG] Good luck with your new babies [​IMG]
     

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