[Homestead] My Marans Hen
waltonrp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 18 20:03:27 EST 2008
I've got this Marans hen, she's a little over two years old. She
raised one clutch of chicks the first year, this year she raised two
and is back sitting on eggs. I don't always get hens sitting on their
own eggs, but I've got two daughters of hers in the flock. She's on
some more of her own eggs this time also.
The good thing about this hen is she raises a clutch, lays for about 2
months or so and then goes broody. I'd not want all my hens going
broody on me so much, but this hen has kept me in plenty of
replacement pullets, roosters for the frying pan and eggs in between.
It's a good arrangement.
She's going to have her work cut out for her with this clutch.
Hatching in the first week of January.
That's my tribute to my good Maran's hen.
Rob - Va
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