Black Copper Marans Chick--Available Now
Please note: This is not a preorder listing, these chicks are extras from our most recent hatch and available now. We will contact you after purchase to arrange local pickup details.
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.