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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:37 pm 
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more photos of the older pullets .one year old yesterday .hatched 15/09/2019.
all looking good .
no rain no grass .


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:06 pm 
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very bad news .last 3 week where very bad .health problems with my chooks . had to put down a lot of them .
last week I cull the last 5 sick chooks .we gave them time to recover ,but they did not .

I had to clean the place up .so only kept the healthy lines .only healthy chooks .even if they don t lay dark eggs .
health first .
another set back .
now one week after the big cull .no sick chooks left in the farm . all look healthy . the vet is keeping eyes on them .

I still have a large flock left to work with if they pass this coming summer , big test for them .so no need to panic .


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:28 pm 
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That's sad Jose, usually always the best we lose too. Let's hope it's the end of the problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:42 pm 
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Sad to here that too , I tried the same policy culling sick birds then last summer I lost my spare breeding rooster from roots blocking pipe to there trough and a few hot days wiped out the other half of my boys and hens while I was busy harvesting. I felt like chucking in the towel and only having 12 egg layers . but some people wanted fertile eggs and can't have roosters so going back on the mery go round again.
I love marans but have none left now or welsummers down to just 2 barny hens and a rooster and a couple other light egg laying breeds .
I found some spray that lasts a month that help kills the bugs from surfaces and water troughs and is safe for them to drink the same also make an all day hand sanatizer.

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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:06 am 
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Sad to hear also Canna, setbacks can be heartbreaking sometimes.


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:07 am 
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Sad to hear also Canna, setbacks can be heartbreaking sometimes.


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:25 pm 
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3 weeks now we had no dead chooks or any sign of any health issue . we had to cull a lot but all worth it .only the best and the healthy are kept as future breeders stock ..
healthy chooks are a first thing in any chooks breeding program .

here a list of what I kept = 101 pullets and hens plus 60 roosters/cockerels all healthy } have not made my final selection yet .
80 marans pullets /hens ,all selected for body type and dark egg .most of them lay number 5 colored eggs . few lay number 6 /7 and one black pullet lay number 8 .well happy about them .
6 CLB hens
12 Marans X CLB .

here a list of the marans varieties I kept .
8 Black copper = 5 pullets + 3 hens { Gazelle ,Amor and Philippine }
8 Black = 6 pullets + 2 hens { Shiva and Ravendale }
11 Splash copper = all pullets pullets
20 Blue copper = all pullets
6 silver cuckoo = all pullets one of them is Blue cuckoo
3 Red Pyle = mother {Unicorn } and her 2 daughters .
8 Black tail blue tail buff = 7 pullets + 1 hen
4 White = 3 hen recessive white + 1 hen Grenland dominant white
10 Blue tail buff X Black copper
Red Salmon = one hen
Wheaten = one hen.

plus rooster/ cockerels for each varieties .

I though I was going to lose them all .
I m not going to breed them this year .we had too much trouble so far ,no need more .I will let the chooks mature and get healthy .hope I will breed from them next year .


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:30 pm 
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more photos of the pullets . nice to see healthy chooks .


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
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2 very dark eggs .wish the camera could do them justice .any way they are really dark .7 on the color chart .
large egg is from solid Blue pullet Dark Angel .
second egg is from solid Black pullet .Zorytta .

my solid Black and solid Blue project is going very strong .all 6 pullets lay dark eggs plus they have great body type too .well pleased with them


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:29 am 
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chooks are doing very well .it is over a month now we did not have any dead chooks or sick one . well happy about that .
now I have only my selected breeders . 100 hens/pullets and 56 roosters/cockerels .thing are more easier and cost less .
I can say now that I have a good quality marans breeders flock .well bred and highly selected .they did not come cheap ,but I m pleased .

now I can move to stage 2 of my breeding program , this stage is to test mate them to select the best producing pairs .


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:07 pm 
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all the chooks are doing very well ,all healthy and laying like there is no tomorrow .not breeding yet ,so the cockerels still in they pens . been a long time we did not have sick or dead chooks ,great stuff . nothing can beat a healthy marans flock . well pleased .
looking forward to the next year Autumn { March } to breed them .have very nice marans chooks .great type .good eggs color and good health . took me 7 years of hard work and a lot money and time to reach this point .was worth for sure .
sorry I can t post photos .this is a sign I m getting when I try to upload photos
sorry the board attachment quota has been reached

what do I need to do now ? need help


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:19 am 
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I get the same one sometimes, means photo to large, screen shot the photo you want to upload and try and load this picture, it works for me.cheers mate.


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:04 pm 
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mycoola wrote:
I get the same one sometimes, means photo to large, screen shot the photo you want to upload and try and load this picture, it works for me.cheers mate.


thank you my friend .I ll give it a go .
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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:11 pm 
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Glad the health issue seems to have passed. Must be a relief for you.

I think the quota message might be about total numbers of pics in your file. Maybe delete some of the early ones in the gallery?


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 Post subject: Re: Jose s Marans
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:32 pm 
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Okaru wrote:
Jose
Glad the health issue seems to have passed. Must be a relief for you.

I think the quota message might be about total numbers of pics in your file. Maybe delete some of the early ones in the gallery?


OK I will try to delete the old ones .cheers


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