Tag Archives: Maran

Move it baby

i moved the goats again with the electric netting today and they seem pretty happy with their new location. It took me about an hour and I did it all on my own, so I am liking the netting so far as I was looking for something I could move alone. Only issue is, if the ground is hard the posts won’t go in so it can only be moved after rain.  

  

Larry also got moved in with the girls and started courting the right away and giving them treats. Well done boy! 

The girlsi also seemed pretty happy to have him. 

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It’s┬ácock-a-doodle-doo again

since out Roger died I have really been missing the cock-a-doodle-doos even if they were often at 4 am.

Today I am happy to report Larry has arrived at Tatum Hills. Larry is a six months old Maran rooster who was attached by a more dominant fellow at his old place and needed a new home. He is supposedly placid and well mannered so hopefully he’ll work well for us. 

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Larry, the new Maran rooster

Edits free losing my beloved Roger I could not bring myself to get another look-alike so I decided to get a different breed. Looking at my current flock, and given that I’d rather not get a whole bunch of new hens, I decided to get a Maran as I have 3 girls of the same breed and they are pretty and good layers. I am not aiming to have enough fertile eggs to sell them, I just want a few pure breed eggs to put under my broodies.