Is it nomral for marans chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilly, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. lilly

    lilly Clucks N Pups

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    Mar 25, 2009
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    Is it normal for them to be so big , two had trouble hatching because they were so huge,I had to help them. They seem finetoday but I have three more that have pipped yesterday early but have not hatched, is this normal for the breed?
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    not sure if it's normal, but I had the same problem. I think the shape of the egg makes it difficult also, since their eggs don't really have the *pointy* end I had quite a few breech.....
    I can't wait for mine to start laying to see if it is any easier than hatching the shipped ones [​IMG]
     
  3. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Most of the marans chicks I have hatched have all been big except for the black marans (Not Black Copper, just BLACK). For some reason, they are not as large but also not as strong and vital as the other strains of marans I have hatched either. I will take large chicks that have a difficult hatch over weak unthrifty chicks any day!
     

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