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Hatching Marans Eggs

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Soon I will be hatching some Black Copper Marans eggs,  I hear from people on here and from reading online that they are difficult to hatch and the humidity needs to be less.   I am asking here hoping that some of you that have successfully hatched Marans will share your opinions

What is different,  can I do anything to make sure I have a successful hatch?

Wearing myself out raising chickens, quail, pheasants, pigeons, and an Australian Shepherd lol.
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Wearing myself out raising chickens, quail, pheasants, pigeons, and an Australian Shepherd lol.
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I worried about the SAME thing when I got started with them and heard so many different advice percentages, well honestly, just hatch them at the same percent you do your others successfully. I hatched a lot of eggs unsuccessfully at around 50% and only the next year found out it was the humidity being way too high for me (it varies where you are) so I dropped it to 30% and get great resulsts. For all breeds, not just Marans wink


It's a trial and error thing, best to do is match the Marans with the rest of your eggs' success.

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Great Question!   I will be watching to see what information you get.   I too will soon be putting maran eggs in the bator.   caf  pop


Edited by Cindyandal - 12/29/11 at 9:14am

Parents to 3 dogs & 6 puppies (yikes), 2 Eclectus Parrots, Red Tail Boa and of course, our flock of Black Australorps (23 Not All True), 9 Buff Orpingtons, and 12 Marans.  My family just keeps growing.....lol.....need to build another coop we are running out of room.

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Parents to 3 dogs & 6 puppies (yikes), 2 Eclectus Parrots, Red Tail Boa and of course, our flock of Black Australorps (23 Not All True), 9 Buff Orpingtons, and 12 Marans.  My family just keeps growing.....lol.....need to build another coop we are running out of room.

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I should be getting them within the next couple weeks hopefully,  just have to get the last of my quail eggs hatched and then drive the hour plus to pick the eggs up lol

Wearing myself out raising chickens, quail, pheasants, pigeons, and an Australian Shepherd lol.
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Wearing myself out raising chickens, quail, pheasants, pigeons, and an Australian Shepherd lol.
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I just hatched out 14 baby Black Copper Marans, Blues and one splash.  I did a dry incubation and added water at lock down but was still low on humidity since my hygrometer was 10 percentage points low which I did not know until I calibrated it for my next batch.  So lock down was more like 45% until they started hatching and then it went up.

Home to 32 LaMancha, Saanen, Sable and Alpine Dairy Goats. AND 32 Cuckoo Marans, Buff Orpingtons, Easter Eggers and Black Sex Links.
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Home to 32 LaMancha, Saanen, Sable and Alpine Dairy Goats. AND 32 Cuckoo Marans, Buff Orpingtons, Easter Eggers and Black Sex Links.
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