When do Black Copper Marans start to lay?!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bahamabanty, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks hatched shortly after Christmas. I am still waiting for an egg eventhough they have completely feathered and have wattles etc. They look like full grown hens. I have had red sex links and leghorn crosses they all started laying around 4-5 months.
    Is this normal for BCM's?
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most larger birds like Marans can take a bit longer
     
  3. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed these marans are getting quite big. I am used to leghorns and sexlinks, So they will be considered a large breed?
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Marans are mostly bred for egg color and not production, so I would expect it to take a bit longer to begin and I wouldn't expect a lot of eggs from them. I haven't owned the BCM before but they are probably similar to others like them. I would say anywhere from 6-9 months depending on breeding.
     
  5. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thank you. This is my couple.

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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    My BCMs started at 5 months of age. However, they really didn't really start going strong until the second year.
     
  7. bahamabanty

    bahamabanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK. I cant wait. It took a lot of effort to get them all the way here. (Bahamas) so she better start laying.
     

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