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Thread Starter 
This spring I got 15 cucukoo marans. First chickens I wanted a good duel breed. My hens have just started laying which is great. My plan was when hens are laying unwanted roosters would be eatten. At 7 months most of my roosters alive are weighting 7 to 8 lbs. I do have them separated from the hens now I am wondering if there is anything over the next two weeks I can do to help them gain good weight and not just fat. I'd just like to make a good choice for myself and my flock.
post #2 of 5

I'd butcher now. That's all the bigger they're going to get muscle wise. Anything else they gain will be fat.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 11/26/15 at 7:17am

NPIP 43-813

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 5
High protein diet 18-20%, like flock raiser will keep them lean and healthy not fat and keep them active eating greens. When are you planning to butcher them?
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Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
Spe...
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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Basic starter: Personally designed & built Shed/Coupe/Run: 3 Leghorns, 2 Plymouth Barred Rocks, 5 Silver Laced Wyandottes

NEW ADDITION: 4/21/15
Rhode Island Reds, Plymouth Barred Rock
Black Copper Marans & Blue Marans
12x24x7 additional run


NEW BABIES: 2/17/16
New Hampshires, Black Australorps, Amerecaunas,
Easter Eggers & Black Sex Links

NEWER YET: 3/16/16
Spe...
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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
My goal is December 8th. With that said could someone point towards where I would find breed standerd for Marans I know I want to keep one rooster. But I keep finding conflicting answers since they are a newer breed.
post #5 of 5

http://www.maransofamericaclub.com/

 

Standards are in a tab at the top of the page.

 

Weight is on the update page

http://www.maransofamericaclub.com/standards-updates.html

 

Cocks should be at least 6.6 lbs. so yours are right there.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 11/26/15 at 7:23am

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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