Anyone have experience with Wheaton Marans as DP?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Mrs. Feathers, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    743
    1
    131
    Apr 2, 2010
    We are thinking of hatching Wheaton Marans in the new year...give something new a try...
    Has anyone had experience with them from a meat perspective?
     
  2. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

    2,121
    16
    211
    Feb 10, 2008
    Eastern NC
    I do not have Wheatons, but I do have other Marans. The meat is very tastey and the roosters dress out very nice at 6 months for us.
     
  3. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    743
    1
    131
    Apr 2, 2010
    Thanks for the reply [​IMG]. We usually process our other DP birds at 18 -20 weeks. Do you recommend waiting until 6 months for the Marans?
    Will make a difference for us when we hatch. We processed birds late last summer...and hit wasp season....never again![​IMG]
    Took us twice as long as usual because we were constantly swatting wasps away.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by