Finally got some Marans hatching eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cottage Rose, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few years ago I seriously researched Marans but never got any but recently
    I happened to luck out and get some Marans hatching eggs from Bev Davis.
    This group includes Wheatens, Black or Blue Coppers and Blues.
    I'm pretty excited but I'm not counting my chicks before they hatch!
    Wish me luck!
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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Good luck!! Hope you get lots of babies!! [​IMG]
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are very nice looking eggs! How exciting to get some from Bev Davis!! Marans are great birds. Mine are big and have wonderful personalities, not to mention the gorgeous eggs they lay!!!!

    Best of luck with your hatch and I hope you enjoy your Marans as much as I do mine!!!
     
  4. sandspoultry

    sandspoultry Everybody loves a Turkey

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    Hope you have a great hatch!!!! We have an auction going on ebay under sandspoultry for cuckoo marans that end today. We just hatched some copper blacks, we had 7 hatch out of 12. They were shipped eggs so we were pleased.

    Steve in NC
     
  5. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all!
    I'm trying to not get too excited...
    at least until some hatch out and are doing well.[​IMG]

    Its nice to hear yours have nice temperaments
    Skeeter cuz it seems to me I've heard they weren't the best in that department.
    Also heard by their 2nd year the hens get real broody and stop laying.
    Whats your experience?
     
  6. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please everybody...post pics of your Marans eggs too! [​IMG]
     
  7. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh good luck! They are beautiful! I'll be following these babies.[​IMG]
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I have one pullet that lays dark like those, two others that lay lighter eggs. Here are the dark ones. The pullet hatched early April and I already have a dozen chicks hatched from her, the last one hatched last night. Right now she is brooding a staggered batch of EE eggs... best hen ever and she is only seven months old so far... I got my eggs from ebay seller bayhorsebonne.

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  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I just love Marans eggs.

    I hope the hatch goes really well. The Blue Copper Marans are my favorite.
     
  10. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey those are gorgeous eggs onthespot! [​IMG]

    Chicken Lady...where do you live and what breeds do you have?
    I'm in Cedar Springs just north of Grand Rapids.
     

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