We are sold out of hatching eggs for 2021! contact us if you want to go on the cancellation list, or the list for when we have extras, or.... if you are okay with not the darkest of eggs... or if you are interested in chicks....
We re-started our flock in 2017 - we have three separate lines that we are working with. The first line is my own that i have been working on for the past 7 years, the second is from a line back east, and the third line is a mix of the two which i am quite happy with.
The Marans birds are a work in progress. We are working very hard to achieve the Standard of Perfection for this breed, but still learning. Our flock is tested annually, and are free of Mycoplasma gallisepticum, Infectious Coryza and Salmonella.
Eggs sold for hatching are only the darkest ones, and those from my best birds. Understand that as the egg gets larger, the colour is less intense. The egg colour also changes throughout the laying cycle...so i will continue to collect only the darkest eggs, but this might change depending upon the time of year.
We will be using three roosters this year, with selected hens.
We do ship hatching eggs. We use foam shippers, but have alternative methods of packing available as well.
We do not start collecting eggs for hatching until March, when the threat of freezing has passed. Normally, we get quite the list for hatching eggs, and often are not able to fill all orders.
We always collect for ourselves first. This year we have 29 hens.
We also are happy to supply chicks, although for pick up only. Chicks must be pre-ordered, and prepaid.
Black Copper Marans chicks will be available starting around April- straight run and for pick up only. We only hatch on pre-paid orders.