Black copper Marans

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MikeBarnes, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. MikeBarnes

    MikeBarnes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to keeping chickens and am totally hooked!
    I have six black copper marans that I got as day old chicks on 25th December. They are now about ten weeks old. I think I have 5 roosters and one hen! Had hoped the other way round.
     
  2. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes on all the roos!
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, MikeBarnes, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Sorry the chicken ratio is out of whack! Best of luck to you and your chickens!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Thats too bad about your chicks!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have that problem whenever I buy straight run chicks too
     
  8. MikeBarnes

    MikeBarnes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been watching them closely and getting a lot of information online. A lot of waiting to see. At one stage I thought I had one roo and 5 hens. But now I think the roos are showing themselves by the extra colors in their feathers on their backs. Two are starting to make a sort of crowing noise! I love black copper marans but might have to get them as pullets next time. I guess I could try and breed from the hen and see. Not sure if I can dispatch roos this early in my chicken husbandry journey. Might be able to trade them back with the breeder!
     
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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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