Hatching Marans Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mochicken, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    Soon I will be hatching some Black Copper Marans eggs, I hear from people on here and from reading online that they are difficult to hatch and the humidity needs to be less. I am asking here hoping that some of you that have successfully hatched Marans will share your opinions

    What is different, can I do anything to make sure I have a successful hatch?
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I worried about the SAME thing when I got started with them and heard so many different advice percentages, well honestly, just hatch them at the same percent you do your others successfully. I hatched a lot of eggs unsuccessfully at around 50% and only the next year found out it was the humidity being way too high for me (it varies where you are) so I dropped it to 30% and get great resulsts. For all breeds, not just Marans [​IMG]

    It's a trial and error thing, best to do is match the Marans with the rest of your eggs' success.
  3. Cindyandal

    Cindyandal Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 19, 2011
    Beaver Dams, NY
    Great Question! I will be watching to see what information you get. I too will soon be putting maran eggs in the bator. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  4. mochicken

    mochicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I should be getting them within the next couple weeks hopefully, just have to get the last of my quail eggs hatched and then drive the hour plus to pick the eggs up lol
  5. adillenal

    adillenal Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 22, 2011
    Ledbetter, TX
    I just hatched out 14 baby Black Copper Marans, Blues and one splash. I did a dry incubation and added water at lock down but was still low on humidity since my hygrometer was 10 percentage points low which I did not know until I calibrated it for my next batch. So lock down was more like 45% until they started hatching and then it went up.

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