When did your Marans/BR/NHR's start laying ?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by LMEggs, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    I have Marans and Barred rocks and new hampshire reds that are 6 months old and i'm starting to get excited and I've made the nests... but i'm wondering if I'm getting carried away to quick ? when did your girls start laying ? My girls are singing to beat it and i've noticed them looking and scratching inside the nests and all...

    I'm so excited I could jump out of my skin!!! Does anyone have pictures of Cuckoo Marans eggs and new hampshire red eggs and barred rock eggs ? I hope I picked some good layers I read as much as possible about them before I got them as I could and so far theyare HUGE! and still growing they've got so big the NHR's can't all fit on their roosting pole... have to make them another one. our old hens are just losing their egg laying touch and we are counting on these new girls to start laying before we loose all our egg coustomers!
     
  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My marans start between 6 and 7 months. I had ne start last week,but I don't think her sister has started yet. This late in the year may dlay them. You can check out my page to see some of my marans eggs.
     
  3. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    Thanks gina!! Does anyone got pictures of their BR and NHR eggs ? when did your BR and NHR start ??
     
  4. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My NHR started laying around 5 1/2 months. She lays a medium brown egg...not as dark as my maran.
     

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