Black Copper Marans

Discussion in 'Chickens 8 Weeks & Older' started by Stokley, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Stokley

    Stokley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for 2 hens and a Roo. I'd like them to be 4 weeks to 1 year old so I can merge them into my flock more easily. Will pick up anywhere within 100 miles of Walterboro, SC.
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey Stokley, are you planning to breed them---if so how are you planning to keep them bred true---if you merge them in with the rest of your flock??

    I know someone in St Stephens that has some---not sure if any are for sell----should be a lot of them in that area on the SC chicken page of Face Book.
     
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  3. Stokley

    Stokley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Basically, I am looking to get the dark brown eggs. As far as breeding goes, with only the one Rooster any dark brown egg would have to come from a Maran hen, right? Any other eggs are eaten. I just sold my 5 old birds so I'm left with two Sex Links and two Auracanas and want to get some Marans.

    I have been looking for a while now but can only find eggs and I don;t really want to go there yet.

    Going to Kingstree would be fine, how do I contact this person?

    Thanks
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I will edit but I meant St Stephens. As you probably know You will not need a rooster to get dark eggs, unless he is the only rooster and you want to hatch only the dark brown eggs--but keep in mind some of the BCM hens do not lay Real dark Brown eggs---its according to the breeder(where you get them). I will ask her in the morning if she has any for sell and it will probably be Sunday before I can post the answer. I would think Diane Davy or Connie Jackson would have some of those(they are not to far from you)-----You do Face Book??

    Do you know about the Chicken Auction every Saturday in the cades area---a few minutes from Kingstree? Opened a little over a month ago. BCM eggs last week, did not see and BCM adults in the last couple weeks but you never know. I am hatching some BCM eggs for the Lady in St Stephens that will be sold when hatched.
     
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  5. Stokley

    Stokley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I face book and will look for Diane and Connie.
    Yes, the plan is to only hatch the Dark Brown eggs.
    Saint Stephen will be fine as well and it's closer.
    Thank you
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I edited the above post---re-read it
     
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    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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  8. kimsmith

    kimsmith Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you found a Rooster and Hens, I have some 1 year olds that I'm selling.
     
  9. kimsmith

    kimsmith Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm also NPIP certified so I can ship.
     
  10. Stokley

    Stokley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, but I have already found and purchased 14 three week olds.
     

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