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Hi, I'm new here. I have a question about Light Brahma chickens. At what age do they start to lay? I have three and they are about 5 months old. Also, when do Seramas start to lay? Thanks very much. smile

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They should start laying anytime between now and a month from now.  They are one of the slower ones to start.  The have the best personalities though, very gentle.

Proud Mama of 4 Lav Orps, 2 BCM, 7 EE, 4 BR, 6 LB, 4 Aus, 1 Wel, 4 BO, 12 WH, 4 runners, 4 Alpaca, 1 chinchilla, 1 Sheltie, 1 Pom, 2 Jap Chin/Maltese, 2 girls and 1 boy.

1Co 12:26  If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
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Proud Mama of 4 Lav Orps, 2 BCM, 7 EE, 4 BR, 6 LB, 4 Aus, 1 Wel, 4 BO, 12 WH, 4 runners, 4 Alpaca, 1 chinchilla, 1 Sheltie, 1 Pom, 2 Jap Chin/Maltese, 2 girls and 1 boy.

1Co 12:26  If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
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post #3 of 25

I love ours!!  Yes, about 24-26 weeks to begin laying.

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http://threecedarsilkies.webs.com/

 

NPIP certified

Member APA, ABA, ASBC

Raising exhibition silkies in black, white, blue, splash and American Paint

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post #4 of 25
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Thank you very much. smile They are a very nice breed.

post #5 of 25

Yes, ours started laying about 23-24 weeks. Very friendly birds and the first to come running looking for a treat when i come out of the house!


Edited by Lora C - 3/3/10 at 5:54pm
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Mom to 2 'real' kids; and 20+ feather babies
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post #6 of 25

My light brahma started laying at 21 weeks.

The good news is.......it will be soon.smile

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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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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post #7 of 25
Thread Starter 

Ok thanks. What color eggs do they lay?

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http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz145/new2chooks/IMG_2382.jpg

Middle egg is a BR, left top is my light brahma, right top is my EE, left bottom is my RIR and right bottom is my Sicilian buttercup.

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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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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post #9 of 25

My three Light Brahmas began laying right at five months. But beware, they're prone to broodiness. One of mine refused to get off an empty nest for over a month, and I had to feed her chicken soup to keep her from starving. Also, when they decide to molt, they molt HARD.  But mine have been lap hens from chickhood.

My girls lay light flesh colored eggs.

One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, three EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, one Buff Brahma roo, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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One matronly and regal Light Brahma hen, two Silver-laced Wyandotte hens, two Gold-laced Wyandotte hens, one Black Cochin hen, three EE hens, one timid Buff Brahma hen, four obnoxious Speckled Sussex hens, one Buff Brahma roo, five Welsummer hens, and one twenty-year old cat who is wary of all of them.
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Originally Posted by azygous 

My three Light Brahmas began laying right at five months. But beware, they're prone to broodiness. One of mine refused to get off an empty nest for over a month, and I had to feed her chicken soup to keep her from starving. Also, when they decide to molt, they molt HARD.  But mine have been lap hens from chickhood.

My girls lay light flesh colored eggs.


And I have a flock of 13 LF brahma hens and a roo and not a broody in the bunch.  sad  My darks were late layers, 7 to 9 1/2 months range, but they are much closer to the breed standard than most hatchery brahmas.

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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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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