Vicious Cuckoo Maran Pure Breeds!!

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Missie

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Vicious Cuckoo Maran Pure Breeds!!
« on: October 06, 2010, 12:05 »
Hi,I ventured to Melton Mowbray yesterday and picked up five pure breed cuckoo marans,they are just under 1 year or age,trouble is I have never know such vicious hens!

I believe they were kept in the dark due to having very pale faces but they scream the place down if you handle them and peck you-I now have several peck holes on my hands and arms.Has anyone else ever had a problem with cuckoo's.I have an older Cuckoo maran-Mary and she has to be the most placid and friendly hen! I just find it very bizarre!

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compostqueen

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Re: Vicious Cuckoo Maran Pure Breeds!!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 12:08 »
I've not had Marans but my friends has various ones and she loves them as she says they're so placid. She just lost one of hers to a fox and one to old age and I know they're her faves

I suppose they just have to get used to you and they'll settle down. Someone on here with more knowledge than I will be along shortly  :D

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Re: Vicious Cuckoo Maran Pure Breeds!!
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 12:13 »
Perhaps they have never been handled before  :(
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Re: Vicious Cuckoo Maran Pure Breeds!!
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 16:16 »
Was there much at Melton? Haven't been for a few months.. What were the prices like?

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Missie

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Re: Vicious Cuckoo Maran Pure Breeds!!
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 20:03 »
Was there much at Melton? Haven't been for a few months.. What were the prices like?
I found the prices brilliant,Drakes only 1.00!!-filled my pond up hehe! Last  time purchased 8 Lohmanns,point of lay,very healthy birds for 28.00..300 metres of 4ft electric fence 55.00 :) I thought that was a bargain.Game burgers and venison sausages in rolls 2.00 each-yummy

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Missie

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Re: Vicious Cuckoo Maran Pure Breeds!!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2010, 20:05 »
Perhaps they have never been handled before  :(
I think you are right Aunty,I had to pick them up tonight to put them to bed-my word,sounded like they were being throttled!



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