feed for Marans

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by familychickenman, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. familychickenman

    familychickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some Black Copper Marans that should start laying really soon. I know their egg color is determined by genetics, but is there anything that can be feed to them to assist them in laying the darkest eggs possible?

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  2. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

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    If you think the feed will make a difference go to the Gamebird- Flight developer or Flock raiser.

    I just stick to the good old fashioned Del's layer pellets.

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  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    As far as I know their is nothing you can give them to get darker eggs, It's all genetics.
     
  4. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What you feed them will have absolutley nothing to do with their egg color, only possibly egg production. Your choice of brand of layer pellets should be just fine.


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  5. familychickenman

    familychickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you
     
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    It's genetics 99.9 percent and a little bit access to grass....Ours lay better/darker grass access than not!

    Your first eggs will be among your darkest, so if they are not dark enough now, the genetics work begins....That being said, marans are a work in progress and that's what makes them fun!
     
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