First Marans Eggs

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tracecom, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. tracecom

    tracecom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Marans chicks hatched on June 17, 2014, and they finally began laying this week. The first egg was on January 14, 2015, 211 days later. It was a double yolk, and was not very dark. The second egg came yesterday, and was a single yolk, and much darker. Both eggs are shown in the first picture below, along with a RIR egg laid this morning.

    The second photo shows the double yolker cracked in a bowl, and the third photo shows it just before it mysteriously disappeared.

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  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your first egg. Which kind of Marans do you have? They look yummy. Can't wait until I have egg again, unfortunately it will be almost 9 months before I get eggs. I have eggs in the incubator right now and have day old on order for May. I hope to place an order for some sooner chicks but will just have to wait and see want happens.
     
  3. tracecom

    tracecom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Black Copper Marans that I hatched from eggs bought locally. They are not show quality birds, but they are fun. I have three BCM hens and one roo, plus three RIR hens, plus three Buff Orpington hens and a surprise roo.

    The RIRs have been laying for about two weeks, but the BCMs just started, and the BOs are a month younger, so they probably won't lay for about three more weeks.
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping to hatch some BCM and some Blue copper and if I can't get any to hatch I will get some day old chicks. I love the egg color. I had some Cuckoo about a year and half ago and they where so nice. They lay the lightest brown eggs of the Marans.
     

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