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Live Chick Orders Placed the Week of May 20, 2024 will ship the week of June 17, 2024. 

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Blue/Black/Splash (BBS) Maran Hatching Eggs
  • Blue/Black/Splash (BBS) Maran Hatching Eggs

    Item: Black/Blue/Splash Marans Fertile Hatching Eggs

     

    Breed: Black/Blue/Splash Marans

     

    APA: Recognized varieties – Black, Black Copper, Wheaten and White.

     

    Egg Color: Medium Dark Brown

     

    Egg Production: 3/week

     

    Breed Facts: The Black Copper Marans are known for laying the darkest chocolate brown eggs of all the Marans. Black bodied with copper hackle feathers and feathered legs make them a welcomed addition to your flock.

     

    The Blue Copper Marans lays a medium-dark brown egg that isn’t as dark as the Black Copper Maran eggs. The blue copper Marans still have the copper hackles like the black but is covered with beautiful blue plumage.

     

    The Splash Marans also lays a medium-dark brown egg but without the copper hackle coloring. They are primarily white with speckles of blue and black.

     

    Breeding 

    Blue chickens do not breed true and our pairing produces approximately 25% black chicks, 50% blue chicks and 25% splash chicks. We sell these as a black/blue/splash mix lot. On our farm, these birds do not mix with other breeds and will be what is advertised.

     

    We feed our girls only the best chemical free certified organic feed.


     

    Note about Pictures

    We can save the darkest eggs over the course of a month and post a picture of a dozen really dark chocolate eggs. While this can make for an interesting picture to showcase the best of the best that isn't what we have included here. The fact is, the color varies between molts from the same bird. We will send you the darkest eggs we find in the nest box that were laid in the last 24 hours before your order ships. Blue and Splash Maran eggs just aren't as dark as black copper Marans eggs. If you want a guaranteed splash you will need to purchase as day old chicks.


     

    • Shipping on Hatching Eggs

      We ship hatching eggs Monday through Saturday, depending on when the hens lay. We strive to ship within 24 hours of the egg being laid. Eggs that are older than 48 hours go in the incubator, to the farmers market or the food bank. We don’t have the ability to store and keep eggs.

       

      Hatching Eggs are always shipped via USPS Priority Mail at no cost to you when you purchase a minimum of FIVE. The option is available for expedited mail at an additional charge. Priority is not guaranteed and it can take longer than 1-3 days for you to receive your package. Only Express Mail guarantees delivery.

       

      We are unable to ship to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico at this time.

       

      Delivery of Hatching Eggs

      To reduce the amount of handling and extremes of temperature the eggs experience en route, which increases the viability of your eggs, we recommend you opt for “CALL ON ARRIVAL.” We can indicate on the label that you be called on arrival to pick up at your local post office rather than send with the carrier. This information isn’t always seen by the carrier and the eggs are delivered to the physical shipping address but calling or stopping by your local post office to let them know the package is coming helps greatly.

       

      If you wish for your order to be held for pick up at the Post Office, please indicate so in the checkout instructions along with your phone number.

       

      They have arrived!
      Once your eggs arrive let them “rest” inside in a carton with the pointy end down largest end up. Do not put cold eggs into an incubator they will crack.

       

      Eggs ship from Alabama, where it is extremely humid, eggs are collected throughout the day and transfered to a climate controlled room (with 40% relative humidity) where they are either packed and shipped or set to hatch. Even with this limited time before leaving it is possible your eggs will have a smaller air cell than eggs produced in more arid climates. You should adjust your incubating settings accordingly for your method of incubation. We utilize the dry hatching method.

    $6.00Price
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