Marans

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Lilafuch, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. Lilafuch

    Lilafuch New Egg

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    This spring I got 15 cucukoo marans. First chickens I wanted a good duel breed. My hens have just started laying which is great. My plan was when hens are laying unwanted roosters would be eatten. At 7 months most of my roosters alive are weighting 7 to 8 lbs. I do have them separated from the hens now I am wondering if there is anything over the next two weeks I can do to help them gain good weight and not just fat. I'd just like to make a good choice for myself and my flock.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I'd butcher now. That's all the bigger they're going to get muscle wise. Anything else they gain will be fat.
     
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  3. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    High protein diet 18-20%, like flock raiser will keep them lean and healthy not fat and keep them active eating greens. When are you planning to butcher them?
     
  4. Lilafuch

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    My goal is December 8th. With that said could someone point towards where I would find breed standerd for Marans I know I want to keep one rooster. But I keep finding conflicting answers since they are a newer breed.
     
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