Tips for hatching Marans eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChanteclersRock, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. ChanteclersRock

    ChanteclersRock Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2009

    I have some special Marans eggs on their way. Does anyone have some tips for incubating Marans eggs? I bought some from ebay a few months ago, with bad luck.

    One egg hatched, with a healthy and vigorous baby. When I cracked the other 10 eggs open on day 25, one had developed until about day ten, and the other nine all had scrambled and rotting yolks. Thanks for your help, Faith D.

    p.s. I have a Brinsea Eco 20.
  2. lillypug

    lillypug Fleur De Lis Farm

    Mar 21, 2010
    I'm curious about any tips too. I just ordered a dozen BCM and really want to better my chances of a good hatch since they are very good quality and were very expensive. I will be hatching with a Hovabator Genesis & egg turner.
  3. ChanteclersRock

    ChanteclersRock Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 1, 2009
    I have a Genesis 1588 with turner also..Does anyone have an opinion on which I should use for the BCMs? Faith D.
  4. FrenchToast

    FrenchToast "Draft Apple Ridge" a Bit from Heaven

    Jan 10, 2010
    UP North WI
    Quote:I'm curious where you got your eggs from on ebay. I ordered some last month from Gabbard Farms. They were Blue Splash Marans. Out of 12 eggs I got one that made it to lockdown. I am using a Genesis 1588.
    I contacted the seller and she resent the eggs, I paid the shipping. She sent 1 doz extra's. So I had now 24 to put in the bator. I had already had enough eggs leaving room just for another dozen so I went and purchased another Genesis ($170.00) I was really excited about getting all those eggs.
    Needless to say, I got one chick out of the 24.
    Their were 5 that made it to lockdown. Only one hatched with my assistence. The others were fully developed but one had a huge yolk still attached to it. ????

    Good luck. If anyone has any Blue Splash Maran eggs they want to rehome let me know. My one chick will be the one and only. I'd be happy with just a few more chicks.!!
  5. abanjaf

    abanjaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    Cocoa, Florida
    I incubated my Black Copper Maran, Golden Cuckoo Maran, and Salmon Faverolle eggs using my LG incubator. I received 13 eggs from Pasofino Farm in Texas. 11 eggs made it to lockdown and 10 lovely babies hatched! Didn't do anything different than with my other hatches. Now I need to find homes for my little roos: two BCM, one GCM, and one Salmon Faverolle:(
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I incubate my Marans eggs along side my other breeds' eggs in my genesis 1588 incubators. I've never done anything different with them and have good hatches from my own eggs.
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Marans eggs do not require anything different than the other eggs hatched. I hatch them all along side each other.
  8. pfmoore17

    pfmoore17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2010
    I have been hatching Marans all spring and they are pretty predictable, when they hatch of course! Pips on Day 21 thru 22, and hatching ends bythe start of 23.
    My own wheaties have the highest % of hatching, followed closely by Pasofino farms here @ BYC (BCM and SF) and Chicken Scratch Poultry in IL for some blue copper marans.
    I have had terrible results with Silkie eggs in general but the sellers have always sent new ones (that still didn't hatch!)

    I think the key is to get your bator at a steady and realible @ the right temp and humidity. My eco thermometer is @ 100 and I fill the one channel with water evryother day.
    On day 18 , it moves to a Hvabator Genesis that runs @ 100F and 62% humidity using a coffee cup for water. consistancey is the key to a good hatch.
  9. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    A chicken egg is a chicken egg, no matter what breed. The problem is with shipped eggs. I shipped 2 sets of my eggs to my sister, the first was a bust, 4 out of 60 eggs, the next was 49 out of 60 eggs, fair. I hatch out 63 to 72 every time out of 72 eggs. There are so many factors in shipped eggs. The shippers do there best to get the eggs to you safely, they want you to have the best hatch possibly. But the P O does thier best to break the eggs.
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  10. painthorse

    painthorse Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2009
    I set 41 eggs of different breeds an the marans did the worst .36 were shipped & 5 of mine.4 shipped & 1 of mine didn't make through candling . all looked good at day 18 . i got 23 hatched out so far. day 25 will clean out bator and get ready for my marans that i just ordered.

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