when will my marans start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by busby965, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. busby965

    busby965 Out Of The Brooder

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    my marans are 34 weeks old and havent layed an egg yet i have 8 blue/black copper marans each split into 2 hens and one rooster, all my others rhode island reds barred rock, and silkies are laying and have been for awhile, my question is when did yours start laying, i have lights on 14 hours a day (since first of january) with 22% layer feed, any other ideas?
     
  2. Beth Lewis

    Beth Lewis New Egg

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    I'm not sure. I have blue/black copper marans that are 24 ish weeks old. I'm thinking as soon as days get longer they will start. Daylight savings ends tonight so I am hopeful it is soon. All their combs are getting brighter except for one. Good luck! keep us posted.
     
  3. busby965

    busby965 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have to say luck finally struck today out of 6 blacks i got my first 4 eggs today YEA and 2 eggs out of 3 blue. Not bad for the first time any of my marans have laid.
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Daylight savings doesn't change until March 9th...and it doesn't really change anything as far as hens because the days are still the same length.

    Congrats!
     

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