The Marans is now officially a recognized breed of the Continental Class by the American Poultry Association. The French Black Copper Marans are one of the rarest breed of chickens due to the import bans thus causing a lack of genetic diversity for Black Copper Marans chicken breeders here in the USA. French Black Copper Marans produce one of the darkest chocolate-brown eggs known. French Black Copper Marans eggs are common in France and are prized by French chefs. These eggs are said to be the favorite egg of James Bond. Cackle Hatchery® bloodline/strain of French Black Copper Marans have lightly feathered legs which is called for by the French Poultry Standard. Cackle Hatchery's® original stock started from Dusty Carver NPIP #43-761. However with this being said our current flocks in 2015 produced about 5% clean legs. For 2016 there is a 49 maximum limit per order due to our small flocks.
Merry Christmas and thank you for the Black Cooper Marans, Barnevelders and trio of Toulouse geese that you sent me the end of March 2015. After my service dog let himself out and helped himself to a chicken buffet. Lol. Jeff had some reservations on the BCM in the Las Vegas desert heat... but I compensated by installing radiant barrier on the coop, gable vents, ridge vents and expanded flattened metal floor. That coupled with a missing system and multiple auto fill dog bowls around the property...they are doing quite well. One a side note. Are roosters supposed to crow 24/7? My Barnevelders seem to crow around the clock, with or without a nightlight in the coop, which has upset my one neighbor. (Posted on 12/22/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Suzy Louisiana June 2015
We received our order of "chickies babies". All arrived safely. I have watered and fed them mushed up free range boiled chicken eggs from our ranch. The chickie babies are very happy. Again it is a pleasure to do business with CACKLE HATCHERY. This is our third order over the last 8 years. Thanks again, (Posted on 11/10/2015)
Thank You! Review by Jon & Jennina New York April 2015
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that we are very pleased with our order. This is the best batch of chicks we have gotten so far. We did lose one in shipment, which was sad, but the rest recovered very nicely from their journey to us and are doing great. (Posted on 11/6/2015)
Compliment Review by Robin, Washington (received June 2015)
I wanted to thank you for my order of chicks. They arrived in robust health and are doing fantastic!! I had never ordered from Cackle Hatchery before and I was a little worried about my order. But they arrived better than any other company I have ever ordered from before. Over 20 years of ordering chicks, your company is the best!! Thank you again. (Posted on 8/25/2015)