When do Black copper marans lay

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by redandalusian, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a trio of copper marans that are about 6 months old and the male already has chicks about to hatch with an EE
    When could i expect the pullets to lay? how can i tell when there about to lay?
     
  2. SqueakyRoseShalom

    SqueakyRoseShalom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there-
    I have two Black Copper Marans and they just FINALLY started laying. They are 30 weeks old. I do not think that they will always take this long, but truthfully I don't know since they are my first BCM hens. I do know that generally, when a hen will start laying is directly related to health, happiness, warm weather vs. cold weather, and amount of sunlight in a day (more is better). Basically, a young pullet is not as likely to start laying in the middle of winter. Blessings!
     
  3. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were did you get yours from
     
  4. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours lay around 6 months. Last year's July hatches started right around New Years. You can tell by the comb-- it gets larger and red.
     
  5. redandalusian

    redandalusian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so do hatchery marans usually lay a dark brown egg or light brown eggs.
     

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