All our hens are between 5-8 months old and just reaching their laying age. Hens can lay for up to 4-5 years before they stop all together. Hens need up to 14 hours of sunlight to lay. Artificial lighting can be added to keep hens laying through the winter months when the sunlight is less. Fun fact - hens are born with an exact number of eggs she will lay in her life time, so even if she stops laying through the winter months, that just means she will be laying that much longer before she stops.
Black Copper Marans are primarily known for their large dark chocolate brown eggs. Black Copper Marans eggs are the darkest of all the Marans varieties. As with all dark brown egg layers, the eggs are the darkest at the beginning of the laying cycle. The eggs will lighten slightly then return to darkest color after a period of rest.
Black Copper Marans do well on free range, causing less damage through heavy scratching. These feathered legged birds are fast growers and are a good dual purpose breed for the homestead or backyard flock.
Average mature weight: Roosters 8 1/2 lbs., Hens 7 lbs.
Black Copper Marans Laying Hens
Select Pickup Month: Hens will be available for pickup as early as February and through May 2020. Please select which month you would like to pick up your order. Orders will be available the first Friday of each month. If pickup month needs to change, please notify Kris by text as soon as possible. We can not hold orders for more than 7 days. Any orders not picked up will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate all orders but inventory is constantly changing.