Congrats on the new babies! Marans are hit or miss when it comes to egg color and personality. They are known to be an outgoing and friendly breed though most of the ones I've had were skittish with mean roos. The ones I have now though are very friendly, even the roo, who comes when called and lets me pet him and pick him up. Handle them a lot and good luck!
Finally had a hatch totally from my incubator. It was one of four eggs set on the 7th. I had gotten rid of the others.. not a good rate but I was about to totally give up on my bater.
After it started running around, I was afraid it would get out of his little pan and on the turner. I moved it in with the Marans but kept it above them... it started getting caught in the lid so I had to lower it.. it got out.. I was worried about it and watched it... after hours... it seems to be getting on with the week Olds just fine... it's actually already bigger than most of them... had to clean pasty butt from about half of them... tonight...btw..
I love my turkeys. I have three two Blue Slates and idk a black hen.. asking advice. . I'm torn. . They are maturing at about 4.5 months now. I'm afraid they are about to get to be a challenge. .. idk.. Should I sell them and focus on my chickens? I'm sitting at 32 with 11 more on my bater. There is no way I could eat them. If I sell them, what's a fair price? I hatched them with my hen.. I think it's two hens and a Tom.