Marans Thread - breed discussion & pictures are welcome!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wynette, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    personaly i never candle , i think it will harm more than help opening the bator all the time
    unless you cant tell what end is up on the round eggs and u need to find the air pocket than do it
    try 43 percent humidity and 62 to 65 percent humidity on lock down
    i ad water 3 times during incubation and if u can use a straw to ad water without opening bator is better and warm up the water , dont throw cold water in
    also rest eggs 12 to 24 hours whan u recive them in the mail , i use the egg turner when resting eggs run incubator with store bought eggs 3 or 4 days befor u put the pricy egg in and toss the store bought eggs

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  2. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! [​IMG] Love to hear the success stories!
     
  3. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:Hi Sue! Glad you jumped in......no need to lurk around here my friend, join the party. [​IMG] How are your chickies doing?

    So a couple things I would do is....make sure the 'bator is in a room that stays a constant temp. (I have mine in a room that stays around 62-65 degrees all the time) and free from drafts and direct sun light. Have your 'bator up and running for a couple days prior to setting your eggs, this way if you need to make adjustments you can and no need to worry about any eggs being in it while you tinker if need be. Once it is running nice and steady at 99.5 (mine will run between 99 and 100...I don't worry about it if it runs at 100....I worry if it goes over that and/or drops too low) I run my humidity at 40-45% for the first 18 days and then day 18 thru 21 I up the humidity. I usually leave the humidity around 55% to 60% (60% if needed)...sometimes I need to raise it more depending on the weather, but I find 55% suitable. Don't open the incubator days 18 thru 21 except to add water if need, not sure of type of styro 'bator you use......oh and remember Marans can take a couple days longer than some breeds of chickens.....other than that....not much else to do 'cept wait. [​IMG]
     
  4. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    susannemw The MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE HATCH... do not forget to do this part... It will make or break the fun...



    wait for it.... wait for it..... POST PICTURES OF THE NEW HATCHIES!!!!! Welcome to the marans thread and happy hatching!!!!

    EVERBUDDY>>>SEND THE HATCHIE VIBE!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI there Kim!

    I absolutely love the 4 babies I have from the recent hatch. I have a splash OE, 2 barnies that I think are both girls based on their belly/chest color and the most adorable blue maran. He/she is my favorite. I love the little dark legs with fuzz. I cannot believe how big the splash and the blue are, and how FAST they are growing. What do you put in mamas feed out there??? They are huge and calm and now I am greedy and want more. [​IMG] The barnies are sweet too - hyper and running at top speed like they missed a date. I will post pics - hopefully I can get them taken tomorrow. [​IMG] Thank you for the beautiful eggs!
     
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  6. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can feel the vibes!! [​IMG]
     
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Congratulations AND send the extra BCM my way!

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  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Back for more TIME WARP??? Wow did you miss the party earlier.... It was downright cheeky
     
  9. Mountain Mel

    Mountain Mel Pinkchicks' Neighbor

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    Quote:Party? What did I miss?
     
  10. sabella

    sabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My birds are toe punched. You have to pick them up and examine the feet. I don't even bother with looking.
     

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