What's wrong with my W/BW Marans

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by newchickens2009, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 W/BW Marans that was born in March 2011 and laid her first egg in October. She laid pretty good for about a month then went broody. I tried to break her by shewing her out of the nest box for a few days but it didn't work and I had to put her in a wire bottom coop with no nest box for about 5-6 days before she would stop squatting.
    Now the problem I have with her is that she hasn't laid an egg since? What's up with her? She's not molting and I haven't changed anything. Same coop, same food, same family of chickens etc.
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a Marans.

    This is my first year with Marans and honestly, they seem a little fickle. I hatched a BCM and got her a Cuckoo for company, in April. They both started laying in late fall, laid for a month and then, my goodness, the temps dropped into the 50's and wham - that was *it* for them. Now they're free-loaders, waiting on the perfect conditions to start back up, I guess. A little disappointing, to say the least.
     
  3. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's how I feel, disappointed. I have some Wellies on the way and if they lay better....... well let's just leave it like that for now [​IMG]
     
  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heh, it seemed just the opposite for me :) I have a Cuckoo Marans that was laying about one egg a week with the people I got her from, presumably because of the decreased daylight. She took a few weeks to settle in when I got her, which meant a short strike. Then this last week, we've had some warmer weather and BAM - three eggs in a row! That girl, she been busy.
     

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