My New Brood!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dbl T in CO, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. Dbl T in CO

    Dbl T in CO Out Of The Brooder

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    I am very excited because I just purchased 5 Black Copper Maran chicks. They are out of the Wade Jeane and Bev Davis lines. I saw the rooster and hen and was able to confirm the dark eggs the hen produces. The breeder I purchased them from has strived to maintain the breed standards for both the poultry traits and eggs standards. The breed is beautiful so my goal is to advance the breed by striving to continue on the dark egg standards. [​IMG]
     
  2. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you! I would love a few Marans. I have different colored eggs, but none that are dark brown. I have three white egg layers coming next week, but am hoping to do some Marans maybe a year after that. My EEs and my RIRs are wonderful egg layers, but I am a sucker for all the colors! I noticed you have only one other hen...how has it been raising a singlet?
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    At present my marans are my best layers, I have FBCMs and GCMs.

    Guess which ones my Marans laid?

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  4. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Me want!!! Care to share the breeder?
     
  5. Dbl T in CO

    Dbl T in CO Out Of The Brooder

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    My single henny is doing well. She is not alone by design. We had an unfortunate accident that brought us to this place. I still let her free range and have found that without the flock she sticks close to me and our dogs. She comes running when I call her and knows I have treats for her. She will forever be my pet.

    The Black Copper Maran’s were for her. But now I have discovered a new found “love” in my life. I am so hooked on chickens.

    The breeder is in Peyton Colorado. She advertises on Craig's List in Colorado Springs. If you need additional information let me know.

    Babies are doing great! [​IMG]
     

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