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Marans will go broody?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mandelyn, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    My two Maran girls are still young, but are they the type to go broody? Like super broody? It would be nice if their giant fluffy butts could hatch some duck eggs for me. Nothing else I have is a setter, some what hoping they will be.

    If it makes a difference, one is smoky black (or dark, dark blue?) and the other is a splash. Some wheaten are in the incubator so I can swap out the older 2 in the flock for them in the future.
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    According to Henderson's they are great brooders, or annoyingly frequent brooders. I have no experience with them.
  3. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    HI. Had 2 of my 4 cuckoo's go broody last year......
    Have a splash sitting now.
    Mine have been great mothers........[​IMG]
  4. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2009
    Goshen, OH
    Oh good! I can do without the eggs if they're raising ducks for me. I have more coming in the incubator too and wanted to keep a couple of girls. Spring next year should be a fun time here!
  5. macgro7

    macgro7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Refreshing old threads lol
    I had a cuckoo maran that's gone broody and hatched khaki Campbell ducks last year. Unfortunately fox ate the three months later...

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