Opinions on Copper Marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kmlmgm, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. kmlmgm

    kmlmgm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2013
    Hello! I am very new to chicken owning, but love it so far. I have 8 Red Sex Link and 6 Salmon Favorelle's. I am thinking of getting some young black Copper Marans. I live in a rural area with woods and grass for the hens, they run free during the day, have a shed that gets locked at night. I have them for eggs, but me and the kids are enjoying everything about them. I answered an ad for 10 Copper Marans, was wondering if these are good layers with a fairly docile temperament? We live on top of a big hill and it gets pretty cold here in the winter, we're in upstate NY. I would love to hear from anyone who has had Marans on their experiences, good or bad.
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    We've had them for a few years and find the hens to be fairly docile and friendly. My roosters have been a differently story. :) As far as laying, they're not leghorns. I have one that is a fairly regular layer, but may take a month off every now and then. Others were even more sporadic and seemed to take breaks from laying quite a bit. I feel they're beautiful dark eggs & pretty looks make up for it, though.

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