All I want for Christmas....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pele, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    .... is hatched babies!!! Heehee. I'm going to be setting by the end of this week as soon as my shipment of Marans arrives in the mail. That should be placing the hatch within a week of Christmas!

    Anyone else planning on getting chicks from Santa? Join in!
     
  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can do it with u!! I just got my maran eggs at the PO about an hour ago. Anytime now I should set!! :D
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Should be fun :). What kind of Marans did you get? Are the eggs a nice color? I'm really nervous about egg-color on mine.

    I ordered 6 Cuckoo Marans eggs, and 4 Splash (so could be black, blue, or splash).
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ack! The post office listed my eggs as out for delivery today! It's killing me not to rush home for them! You'd think this would get easier after several times.
     
  5. TNBEARCHICK

    TNBEARCHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went to the post office last night at 10:30 and picked up our 26 meat birds, so 26 little peeps.
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love meat birds as chicks. They sure get ugly pretty quick though, lol.
     
  7. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got black copper marans. the eggs are so brown its crazy!
    I love cuckoo marans. they are so cute!! i have one and she is just a doll <3
    I am setting my eggs tonight!
     
  8. TNBEARCHICK

    TNBEARCHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeh I have only raised 3 one died, possum got one and let the other eat 2 much.
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 6 cuckoo eggs came in the mail last night, so I rested them and set them. They aren't as brown as I'd like to see in a Marans egg, but it's possible that the seller's hens are late in their laying cycle and the eggs are lighter because of that.

    The other seller should have their eggs arrive today!
     
  10. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm planning for Christmas chicks. My mother asked me what I want for christmas and of course I told chicks, but I need the eggs now so that I can have chicks for christmas. My favorite breed would definately be cochins, and I'm finally getting some of my favorite variety of cochins, silver laced bantams. They are hard to find and I plan on breeding them, improving generation to generation. I can't wait! I have never taken breeding seriously before. I will be behind you guys as I'm just placing my order today, so if everything works out I'll probably be getting the eggs in a week and a half, so then they would hatch around the 22nd.
     

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