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Raising Marans Chickens

Marans and Welsummer Chicks
Black Copper Marans, Welsummer, Blue Copper Marans


We’re working to expand our breed selections for Spring, and are really focusing on dark egg layers. Marans are quickly becoming one of our favorite breeds, and we’ve also added some Welsummers! We love the dark-colored eggs they lay (we have 2 Marans laying now) and many of the people who purchase farm fresh eggs from us tell us those are the best tasting as well.

We currently have several young Marans, both Blue Copper and Black Copper, and Welsummers  that should be “of age” come Spring! We are so excited about breeding Blue, Black, and Splash Marans, and are also looking forward to adding more delicious dark-colored eggs to our daily collection.

I hate to play favorites, but the good temperament and friendly nature of Marans is quickly turning them into one of my favorite breeds. We have a few cockerels in the mix though–I’m holding out judgment on them until they are a little older. For now, they’re super friendly and will sit on my lap every time I visit their area.

If you’re in the market for Marans chicks (Blue Copper, Black Copper, or Splash) check back with us in February! We should be ready to ship by mid-Spring.