I've only been keeping chickens a couple of years, and I have 5 Buff Brahmas, 1 cockerel and 4 pullets, hatched 7/4/16. Two girls started laying last week, and the other two began this week. I had one day where I had 4 eggs, but most often there are 2-3 per day, and I would say 3 more often than two. The average weight of a "large" egg in the grocery store is 2 oz. Given that my bantam girls are smaller than one-fourth the big girl size, but give me about 70% of the egg, already, I think I'm getting a deal.
Buff Brahma avg 39.1 g Not sure yet Just under 6 months
Pullets 1-3/8 oz 4-5 x wk?
I'm getting this number of eggs at the solstice in the cold, hence the funny light from the lamp..
I almost never see anyone mention how delicious and gourmet bantam eggs are. I think the bantam eggs are much tastier than the LF eggs, because of that larger yolk-to-white ratio that the bantam eggs have. They are more flavorful, richer, and make the best breakfast eggs I've ever had. I'm thinking of getting some RIR bantams and selling their eggs locally.
The Brahmas are very sweet birds, including my roo, so far. He has never shown aggression to me. Opal, the top hen has, however, and she's a bit ornery, but not unbearable.
I had one Easter egger who was as sweet as could be. If I thought all EEs were like her, I'd have more of them. She had quite nice blue eggs, as well, but she wasn't much for laying.
Edited by Eggsakly - 12/27/16 at 9:41am