Looking forBarnevelders, Welsummers, or Marans chickens

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These three breeds of chickens lay very dark brown eggs, and I would like to locate some at a reasonable price. So far I've only found hatching eggs, at $35.00 plus shipping for 1/2 dozen eggs! Are these birds really that rare? If anyone knows where I can buy actual baby chicks (I'm too chicken to try to hatch expensive eggs!) I'd be so happy! Here's a link to a picture of some Marans eggs:



-- Elizabeth in E TX (kimprice@peoplescom.net), January 21, 2002


Elizabeth, have you posted this question on The Poultry Connection Forum? They have some good links there also. Hope this helps, sure sound like neat chickens! LQ

-- Little Quacker (carouselxing@juno.com), January 21, 2002.

Check the Sandhill Preservation Center. They raise a variety of heirloom breeds. They do have a paper catalog that you can request.

-- Shannon at Grateful Acres Animal Sanctuary (gratacres@aol.com), January 22, 2002.

So wierd! The address I typed in didn't show up! Trying again: sandhill@netins.net

-- Shannon at Grateful Acres Animal Sanctuary (gratacres@aol.com), January 22, 2002.

Thanks Little Quacker, I found a guy on The Poultry Connection "buy and sell" board that has the eggs for $38.00/dozen, shipping included. He also sells on Eggbay and has very good feedback. I may wait until I have some Silkies and let them hatch the eggs for me. Thanks Shannon; I haven't had time to check out the Sandhill place yet but I will.

-- Elizabeth in E TX (kimprice@peoplescom.net), January 22, 2002.

Dear Elizabeth: I too am looking for Marans chickens or chick. I am willing to try hatching out eggs. Let me know of your success with this breed as I have been facinated with it for awhile. I will also try the answers you received. Thanks, Susan

-- Susan Gromacki (sgjrg@dotnet.com), March 01, 2002.

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