Bit by the hatching bug ... Marans hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mattsinger, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, here we go again. Last year, I purchased some nice Black Copper Marans pullets from BJs Poultry, and acquired a blue spash roo with the intention of hatching some Blue Copper Marans this spring. From what I can tell comparing the eggs to pics on the internet...the eggs look fertile, so I thought Id start collecting some and give a hatch a try. Then I made the mistake of looking around on line....and next think you know, I have another dozen Marans eggs on the way. So I plan to set about 24 eggs this Friday if all goes well. Should be fun.;
     
  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool !!! I have Marans on the way to !!!
     
  3. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always good to see more out there. I hope to be able to get things set either Friday or Saturday.
     
  4. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm making progress. I have 10 of my own eggs, and just got 15 in the mail today. I should be ready to set them in the bator tomorrow afternoon. I have all the eggs sitting fat side up...bator has been holding temp for a couple days.. I think Im ready. This is only my second attempt at hatching.....I did learn a few things my first time around and hope to have decent success.
     
  5. LDeBona

    LDeBona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What incubator are you using?
     
  6. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a LG with a fan from TSC
     
  7. LDeBona

    LDeBona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just hatched some Marans last week. It was my first hatch as well. I'm afraid 5 of the 7 may be roosters:(
     
  8. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW...what a ratio.
     
  9. LDeBona

    LDeBona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know! Luckily I hatched a few Easter Eggers, and Olive Eggers as well......and one Welsummer. If my feather-sexing turns out right, I have 6 boys and 5 girls . Good luck to you:)

    Leslie
     
  10. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my eggs set tonight...... now the waiting game.

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