help me out "newbie" here need some help with my black copper marans

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tyler04jones, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. tyler04jones

    tyler04jones Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009

    i am pretty new to this scene i went to my local orchslands and i bought some select choice pullets and a couple rooster they have been alot of fun but since i have had a taste of this i really want to start doing this full time and breed only the best birds i can today 4-15 i bought 6 black copper marans i want to start breeding them and go to the blues and so on i just bought 3 arces of land to do this on but like i said i am totally new to this so here are some questions i have right now Thanks for the help

    1.i have herd alot about the Wade Jeans line should i try to buy only this line?

    2.people say they are from Wade Jean lines but how do i know that? do you get a certificate saying these are? or some type of documents? are these like dogs were you can check there pedigree?

    3. does it really matter what lines they are from as long as there are a straight run b/c the 6 i bought are just straight run birds (seller not sure about lines)

    4. when would be the best time to put them in outdoor pins it starting to get warm here in ks but when winter comes is there anything special i need to do besides put hay in the coop

    5. i was thinking in each 10' x 6' pin putting 10 hens and 2 rooster what do you think more hens less roosters ?

    if there is anything else you think i might need to know about the french black copper marans please send me an email

    hopefully in the next 2 years i can be a very trusted breeder with only the best birds Thank You
  2. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009

    I wish I could help, but I myself am still learning. Hopefully someone will answer soon
  3. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2008
    North Texas
    Welcome! You've come to the right place with great questions, and wonderful people (featherheads all) to give you great answers and advice. Check out the Marans thread for specifics, and the Coop/Run and Raising Chickens/Learning threads for a start on the rest. I got a couple of BCMarans that are supposedly from Bev Davis/Wade lines, but I didn't ask for or get any certification to that effect. The national Marans club may also be a good resource for you. Keep in mind that there are a lot of opinions out there, so take them into consideration, do some research and go with your gut. Good luck, and welcome to the addiction [​IMG]
  4. tyler04jones

    tyler04jones Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009
    Thanks Alot ill deff take a look at those sections keep the info coming Thanks Again

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