Table quality Marans eggs?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ladycat, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. ladycat

    ladycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have some black copper Marans I got as chicks from My Pet Chicken. These hens are about a year and a half old, and a BIG percentage (more than half) of their eggs have blood spots and meat(?) spots. They are not saleable as table eggs because of this problem.

    I know this is common with pullets, but I thought they would have outgrown that problem by now.

    What I'm trying to find out is if this is common with Marans, or just that one strain that comes from MPC/Meyers.

    I now have some quality Marans chicks from some other sources (*real* breeders, not hatcheries), and I'm wondering if they will have the same interior quality. I would like to raise some extra pullets to add to the laying flock just to have a more colorful variety of table eggs, but not sure if I will be able to do that.

    Does anyone here add Marans eggs to their table eggs for selling?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can't help you but just wanted to say you might head to the "breeds, genetics and showing" section and look for the Marans threads there, those folks might not cruise this way often but can probably help you.
     
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