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Light brahma and age of laying

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I know the brahma breed is slow to mature.  My cockeral didn't start mating until 8 months old or so.  At what age do the pullets begin to lay?  Are they much later than the average of about 22 weeks for other heritage breeds?

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My light Brahmas hatched the first week of January and just started laying about a week ago.

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Mine will be 20 weeks tomorrow and no eggs yet.  But she just started squatting.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Mine started at about 20 weeks.

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b) Is the thing that you understand and were educated in school about the LEAST?  (as in what is it? how does fractional reserve banking work? what is the Federal Reserve? what are legal tender laws?)
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post #5 of 8

IMO, some of it depends on whether they are breeder stock or hatchery stock.  The hatchery ones tend to be less to the standard and more geared towards egg production.
My first brahma girl to lay did so @ 19 weeks.  The last two of the flock didn't start until they were 9 1/2 months old.  All hatchery stock.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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I think my light brahmas started... can their eggs be light goldenish off white.  pop

Its sort of an "off white/gold"  I have RIR, red stars, BO, BR and want to know who makes this color? (Also, marins and jersey giants and EE and leghorns but this would not be their eggs....)

Yes I KNOW about hendersons chart.... but I still do not know the breed for sure that makes this color  idunno

I am getting eggs now in all colors! tan, brown goldish white, white, pink, green and blue, blue/green!) wee

Its soooo much fun to collect eggs every day. Who else enjoys this "chore?" love

post #7 of 8

Mine started laying about 20 weeks or so too.  Sweetest girls....

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post #8 of 8

If your bird is squatting it shouldn't be long before she starts laying.

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