Black Copper Marans Hatching Eggs: Half Dozen
Marans are a hardy dual purpose breed that originated in France. They are known for the dark brown eggs they produce, but they are so much more than a pretty egg.
No (egg) shade to our other breeds, but our Black Copper Marans are the smartest birds on the farm. They are also outgoing and curious. Our Marans roosters are energetic, alert, and great protectors of the flock, while our hens are friendly, assertive, and even a little sassy. Since they don’t tend to go broody, they are reliable layers all season.
Marans are highly food motivated and have a strong foraging instinct, and therefore don’t tolerate confinement as well as our other breeds. They benefit from opportunities to free range, and extra stimulation when living in an enclosed space.
The Marans in your flock will be the first to run to the coop door when you open it to investigate and say hello before they brush right past you to play outside. Of all the breeds we offer, they are most likely to be at the top of the pecking order.
Our Marans have great copper coloring and feathered shanks and toes. We continually work on egg color, too, and our birds generally lay from 4-6 on the egg color scale.
About Our Hatching Eggs
"I ordered eggs earlier this year. They all arrived perfectly intact and completely beautiful colors with extras! We had a fabulous hatch rate with the eggs that traveled all the way across the country. Plus Maeg has been wonderful to work with. I would absolutely buy again!" --Mattie A.
At Silver Fox Farm...
Using a clan mating system, we breed for health, temperament, and the Standard of Perfection.
Our flocks live in spacious coops and runs or tractors, and enjoy access to seasonal pasture or fresh greens.
Unlike many large scale hatcheries that cull male chicks at hatch, we love and value our roosters, and grow all of them out to maturity.
The Complete Chick Guide
In this 40 page guide, you'll learn everything you need to hatch successfully and care for your chicks from their first day until they move to the big coop.
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