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Marans in NWA?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by veharper, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. veharper

    veharper New Egg

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    Looking for 1 black or copper Marans hen or pullet. Will replace my retired black marans. Shes 7 years old and has pretty much stopped laying. New hen will become part of well kept small backyard flock in West Fork-Winslow area.
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a hen for you, but I'm impressed to hear your hen is 7! We just massively downsized our flock and I kept a few 2 1/2 year olds that I just can't part with (rooster & a few hens). We keep wondering how long they'll live and how long they'll lay eggs.

    I hope you find a hen. I just sold some of my extra BCMs, but I'm not near you, anyway.
     
  3. veharper

    veharper New Egg

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    I have had hens live 9 to 10 years. Free range during day and up at night. Lots of good food ,greens . I use red cell in their water. Also good skin care. Try to keep mites off them. They arent stressed in winter.
     

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