Prices of Hatching Eggs

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Big thankyou for the eighteen eggs that arrived safely and all intact. My eyes nearly popped out when I saw just how big and chunky they were.......easily the biggest i've ever received.........and what a colour, definite wow factor and so looking forward to hatching.Many many thanks.

......A huge thank you for the 100% fertile hatching eggs, 11from 12 hatched, they are very large and very strong chicks! Thank you for all your advice, it is appreciated

...Just to let you know i have hatched 7 lovely chicks including 1 from your 2 best eggs and 10 out of the 14 eggs ...so very pleased ..... they were worth the wait, they are massive!

... the eggs arrived safely this morning - "eggstra" early 9.00 delivery from my lovely postman who recognised a very important parcel (normal delivery is around 2.00pm!). The eggs are real beauties ...If anyone is looking for marans, I'll certainly send them your way!

....I received 12 gorgeous dark brown eggs yesterday - I have never seen Maran eggs like that before in my life. ... Was the best of packaging...

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Marans Facts and Quotes

Some interesting snippets about Marans found whilst "surfing the web"

Wikepedia  The Marans is a breed of chicken originating in France. It is a medium breed compared to others, popular for poultry shows and is a dual purpose fowl known both for its extremely dark eggs as well as for its very fine meat qualities.

Mr A P Thompson in the 1930's - "The breed has been bred and selected for generations for it’s hardiness, it’s appealing white flesh and glorious dark brown eggs”.

Quote   from Backyard Poultry Mag.
"Of all the different breeds of chickens I've raised, Marans are the cleanest and most docile. They rarely soil their nest boxes. I have never had an aggressive Marans rooster, and I grow out several hundred each year to select my breeders."

Link to disussion on eating qualities of Marans on Homesteading Today

Marans Chicken Club Forum As for eating Marans, my husband was raised on home-grown meat and he said that Marans is the best chicken he has ever tasted.... Pakistani recipes often call for braising and regular fryers from the supermarket are too soft and fatty to make good chicken korma or chicken shorba!

Marans Club of France  According to the French Ministry of Agriculture, Salmonella Bacteria cannot be found in Marans eggs. This is apparently due to the pores of the egg shell being smaller than other eggs and the inner membrane being thicker.

......in France, we saw several restaurants that served Coq (as in coq au vin) and Marans. The Marans were always grilled breast or leg/thighs. One Frenchman told me they make the distinction because Marans meat is particularly tender, and therefore they don't "mess it up" with too much dressing.....