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Positive Reviews

LAChickens

Love My Brahmas!

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Pros: Big placid birds, beautiful,

Cons: Diggers

If I were starting my flock over, I'd consider having all Brahmas. I just love these birds. They are beautiful, calm and peaceful and have been good layers for me. I love that they are big girls, and their feathered feet. Mine are big diggers and like to spend afternoons wallowing in dust baths. They are a delight.
lizzybaxter

A Sweetheart!

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Pros: Gentle, lovey, wants you to hold her

Cons: Sometimes her fluffy feet get dirty. A small price to pay to look fancy everyday!

We thought she was a HE, and named her Tyrell because of her ghetto-fabulous feet!  The name stuck.  Tyrell is our little gentle giant.  I brought her in the house yesterday and fed her peanuts on the couch!!!  She runs and you just have to laugh, those thundering thighs...  She was in the White Leghorn bin at TSC when she was a chick, and I picked her out because I saw a bit of black on one wing.  What a delightful surprise!  I wish I had 10 more just like her.  I found an egg in the coop that was GIGANTIC, and I think it must be hers.  She thinks she's a dog, and I just love her.
darkbrahmamama

Best chicken breed ever!

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Pros: Wonderful temperment, good layers, winter & summer hardy, love the larger size, camoflaged well.

Cons: Pretty much stopped laying during first winter. Went from 8 eggs a day to lucky to get 1. But they were molting, so, it was expected.

5/23/14: I LOVE my dark brahma's! I would like to get some blues, but probably never going to happen, at least in my area. They're the first breed of chicken that I bought. I've owned them for just over a year (they were hatched the end of March 2013), they're the only breed I've ever owned, & probably the only breed I ever will own. I've had such great luck with them. 15 hens came from Mt. Healthy hatchery. I didn't get any accidental roosters, so I found a breeder & bought 2 young roosters & 1 more hen. I did loose 1 hen this past January, not really sure why, but everyone else is still doing great. With 15 hens I'm getting about 5 & 1/2 dozen eggs a week....
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Negative Reviews

Flock Master64

Buff Brahma

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Pros: Very sweet and gentle, mine loves to just sit with me and let me pet her.

Cons: Gets bullied easily but mine isn't full grown so things might change

Very good breed. I have one Buff Brahma pullet named Annika. Like I said up there she's very sweet and gentle towards people butt gets bullied easily by my older hens but she's still a baby so things will hopefully change. She hasn't started laying eggs yet so I can not inform you on how that goes.
feather13

Skittish and clumsy

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Pros: Absolutely beautiful and gigantic

Cons: Skittish, won't tolerate being held, hangs out by himself

Let me preface this review by saying that I only have one light Brahma rooster.  I have no experience with multiple Brahmas or any hens (or any type of rooster, for that matter!), so take this review with a grain of salt.  I got him as a chick from a reputable local breeder and he was trouble from the start.  He had repeated bouts of pasty butt and never liked being held.  He is enormous and gorgeous, but a scaredy cat and clumsy (he knocks things over and will step all over other chickens to get away from people) and super skittish.  He does not tolerate being held, although so far (at almost five months old) he is not aggressive to people or other birds.  ...
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thealpha

Beautiful birds but poor layers of small eggs

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Pros: beautiful, sweet and very quiet

Cons: Very broody, poor layer of small eggs for such a big bird

I only have one Brahma so take this review for what it's worth because it's hard to make an accurate assessment of the breed based on one hen. My eight month old hen is extremely broody and its been very difficult to break her of it. We haven't tried the cage isolation method because we just don't have the time. When she was laying, her eggs were surprisingly small for such a big beautiful bird. I will say that she is by far my quietest and most beautiful bird and has a very sweet temperament although she does tend to get cranky with the other birds in my little 7 bird flock when I repeatedly throw her out of the nesting box. I would not own another Brahma based on my experience with this...
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More Reviews

Jobele

Brahmas are Fantastic!

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Pros: Big, Gorgeous Birds that are Super Friendly!

Cons: Dig and Dust bathe a lot......they love it! But....that is a CHICKEN THING....not just the Brahmas!

I got into Brahmas by accident.  I went on vacation last year and left 8 Maraduna Bosque Hen eggs for a friend to hatch for me.  When I returned from vacation she told me that I had 4 beautiful little yellow babies to pick up.  So, I went to pick them up and she hands me the box with 5 chicks.  I look at her like......huh? Five instead of four?  She said she had done a hatch of Buff Laced Brahmas at the same time and had 1 hatch out.....so she thought she would be able to tell the difference......LOL.....neither of us could figure out which one was the Brahma.....so she just said Merry Christmas!  I brought the chicks home and it didn't take very long...
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Kluk-Kluk

Sweet birds

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Pros: Calm, friendly, good layer

Cons: I have nothing but good to say about my Brahmas

I love my Brahmas. They are large, fluffy, friendly birds who lay well and get along with all my hens of six other breeds. They don't pick on the bantams, but even though they are the largest birds, they aren't at the top of the pecking order (the Red Sex-Links are) because they are so docile. Absolutely wonderful hens. I plan to get more of them in the future!
silkiecuddles

Great birds, extremely friendly, very pretty

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Pros: Eye candy, ok layers, great temperament

I have several laced Brahmas that I got from a local breeder. They're all gorgeous and quiet. They're big birds, so they're not great prey for hawks. My rooster is so sweet; he's never attacked anyone. He actually gets picked on by a little silkie rooster! The hens lay about 4-5 eggs each a week. One of them has gone broody twice in the last 8 months. The first time she hatched 8 healthy chicks (all roosters).  They do take lots of dust baths, meaning you'll have lots of holes, but that's not something I would worry about. 
alb9202

Great starter bird/flock

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Pros: docile, quiet, cold weather layer

Cons: late maturation/layers, high feed consumption

Wonderful docile bird and easy to handle. They are late to mature and do not begin to lay until 23+ weeks. They make little noise and don't scratch too much. My rooster hardly ever crows, and they free range well. The only con could be is having feather footed bird and keeping a coop and run clean and dry is a must. I did have a bird lose a toenail and am having a hard time keeping it clean because the feathers hold the poo and any other mud or debris. The hens combs' are nice and small, and didn't get frost bitten this year (with exception of my rooster and a very small noticeable spot now healed) . Their overall docile demeanor makes for an excellent starter flock. I will be trying a...
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Terri

Love my Light Brahma

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Pros: gentle giant, huge eggs

Cons: not the best egg layer

My brahma  is sweet and still lays an egg 3-4 days.
tlkjaw

The Best Breed Ever

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Pros: Friendly, calm, good layers, snuggly, beautiful, very friendly roo

Cons: They seem to have some trouble flying up onto things. My rooster can't fly at all.

I bought three light brahmas lay spring. One of them ended up being a rooster and he is by far the best rooster I have ever met! He loves to snuggle. When I go outside and sit down he immediately will jump on my lap along with the lady brahmas. One day I was standing in the coop and someone was pecking my shoe and then they started tugging on my pant leg! I looked down and Aggie, the rooster, was pulling on me. We made eye contact, he stopped and stood completely still until I picked him up and snuggled with him. I cannot stress enough what a good bird he is. It honestly amazes me. The other day I gave him a bath and be stood still nearly the entire time. The girls are just as sweet. They...
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TamingMaster

Brahmas are Great!

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Pros: Gentle, Sweet, Beautiful, A Good Layer.

Cons: They are quite large.

I have a Golden Brahma Hen. She is very sweet and gentle, she is also very protective. She is much larger than my other Chickens, but she is a great addition to my Flock.
PeepersMama

Sweet chickens

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Pros: BEAUTIFUL! big, calm, easy to tame, love other brahmas, pretty eggs, lap chickens, good free-rangers, cutest, fluffiest butts EVER!

Cons: Not the best layers

I love my brahmas. My three buff brahmas are BBF's - constantly hanging out - ALL. DAY. LONG. They were raised by a broody hen and are still quite happy to come up and sit in your lap. My light brahma, Babs, is always one of the first ones to come up to me so she can make "The funny sound" of her beak scraping my jeans. Babs also lays eggs with purple spots. Yes, purple spots. They're so cool! The three younger girls haven't started laying yet, but if they are better Layers than Babs, I will update. I would definitely recommend this breed to a beginner.
dgibson0604

Absolutely love them

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Pros: Great egg layers, Very friendly, and Great looking

Cons: there are none

We have a hen and she lays all the time and we are hatching 4 of her eggs.
CVAN732000

Loving, Large Birds

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Pros: Loving. Vocal. Peaceful and Easy to raise!

Cons: I have none!

If I could start over again, I would have a whole flock of them, over my Barred Rocks and Americaunas (sp?).  However, I'm still a huge fan of Buff Orpingtons, they're the only other bird I've found as loving and personable.
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