Flock Focus Friday, 6/21/13

Blaze, my Black Copper Marans rooster, earlier this week. He is under-the-weather currently. 🙁
Lola (Columbian Wyandotte) & a Black Copper Marans hen, dust bathing in the mulch. My Black Copper Marans hens lay the dark brown eggs in the photo below. My Olive Eggers lay the green eggs, the Ameraucanas lay the blue eggs.
Most of the hens are working hard, producing an average of 18 eggs a day.
Several hens are  broody and must be broken up in order to get them back to egg-laying.
Two Olive Egger pullets and a Black Copper Marans cockerel, using my planter for a daytime roost.


One of my Olive Egger pullets with an attitude? ☺
Brutus (Mille Fleur Serama cockerel)  and Ariel (Black Copper Marans hen)


Aurora (Leghorn pullet)
Ariel (Black Copper Marans hen) and Simone (Olive Egger hen)


View from the bench.
Blaze, earlier this week.



Phillis Bouldin

Need some comments on what folks are doing with all those eggs, I am so overwhelmed, now receiving 16 most days. I have frozen some in the shell, mixed and froze some in muffin pans. I have read all the suggestions on the web and some say a certain method works and others say it don't. I live so far out, people won't drive out here even if they were being given away free. Getting so desperate I am gonna make egg noodles and freeze them. lol

Melissa Farncomb

Love the photos of the Marans! I have 16 (a new flock) and not many farms/people have them in my area!

Denise Allison Magil

thank you

Charlotte Searcy Marquess
Charlotte Searcy Marquess

Oh wow!! I got this thing figured out!! Our chickens have just started laying. It is such an exciting event. Wish I could win one of the fab prizes!! Love your page and your helpful advice!!


Orangy-red is the APA standard of perfection, Earl. http://maransofamericaclub.com/blackcoppermarans.php


I have a question about Black Copper Marans'. I notice Blaze has red/orange eyes while all my Black Copper Hens and roosters have olive green ones. Is there a standard and correct color for the eyes of Black Copper Marans?

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