birchen maran hatching

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pmessner, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. pmessner

    pmessner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all... I hatched out some birchen marans eggs I bought off of an ebay auction and it looks to me 4 out of 5 are cockerals... I just have a small backyard mixed flock and will only be keeping the pullet... what do you all do with the boys??? I'm in CT if anyone wants one.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    just wait for them to grow and see which one you like best, cull the rest.
     
  3. pmessner

    pmessner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ouch.. reality time...what does "cull" actually mean.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    removing from the flock by either making it dinner or selling it. i prefer to sell any that i dont want
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Or setting it on lawn pest control or predator alert duty. Basically removing it from the breeding pens by whatever means you select.
     

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