Exactly how fast do Marans grow?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Smartie_Pants, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I have two cuckoo maran pullets, don't know the age, and they seem to be growing very little. Could the be miniatures? Here is what they look like:

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  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    They don't look mature to me because their combs and wattles aren't very big yet so they still may do some growing before they are done.
     
  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Thanks. I got them last month and they have grown the least of all the chickens I bought. I read that they were fast growing, so I thought I'd ask.
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Mine were fast growing but it may depend on what you are comparing them to.
     
  5. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
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  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Hmmmmm... I'm not sure. I raise those exact three breeds this spring and the marans probably grew faster than the rest. [​IMG]
     
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    I don't have Cuckoos, but my Copper Blacks grew scary fast. Two started laying about a week after the last my older birds did, even though the Marans were more than a month younger.
     

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