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I am at 37. Three more hatches to go. Should end up around 100!? Not setting anymore Brahma eggs!

 



Oh boy. It will be fun at your house for a while!
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I am so jealous
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They're adorable. They love their heat cave, and running around exploring their small world. They're also safe being under the metal grate.
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In south central WI and looking to start a flock of a dozen for the girls and I to enjoy.

I am lost as to where to get quality chicks.

 

Any advice is welcome.  Raised chickens in the past - just new to this breed.

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Most breeders are currently in their breeding season, and do not have any extra eggs or chicks. You can check the American brahma club Facebook page, and the American brahma club website for quality breeders.
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Originally Posted by Tredge View Post
 

In south central WI and looking to start a flock of a dozen for the girls and I to enjoy.

I am lost as to where to get quality chicks.

 

Any advice is welcome.  Raised chickens in the past - just new to this breed.

I am also in South central WI! 

 

I have 3 week old brahma chicks- they are hatchery stock, but might be willing to part with a couple. I have no idea on gender yet though.

Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

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Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

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When do Brahmas start to show their gender- in looks or behavior? 

Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

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Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

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When do Brahmas start to show their gender- in looks or behavior? 

 

With my birds, I feel pretty confident that I can pick out some obvious males at a few days old. They will have a more upright stance, have heavier legs/feet, often wider skull. The females have a more refined look and have a more horizontal stance. Like anything there will be some that seem to fall somewhere in the middle.

 

As they get a little older and start to feather out, the females almost always develop feathers more evenly. The males will usually lag behind with bare shoulders and lacking tail feathers well behind the females, for a while.  Once they get past that stage, it can be harder to tell again for a while. 

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"It just goes to show you, you don't have to be crazy to raise  Cornish,...................... but it helps."      Lewis Strait
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Originally Posted by Paganrose View Post
 

When do Brahmas start to show their gender- in looks or behavior? 

 

With my birds, I feel pretty confident that I can pick out some obvious males at a few days old. They will have a more upright stance, have heavier legs/feet, often wider skull. The females have a more refined look and have a more horizontal stance. Like anything there will be some that seem to fall somewhere in the middle.

 

As they get a little older and start to feather out, the females almost always develop feathers more evenly. The males will usually lag behind with bare shoulders and lacking tail feathers well behind the females, for a while.  Once they get past that stage, it can be harder to tell again for a while. 

Thank you! This was actually very helpful! All my brahmas are feathering out slower than the rest of the birds- but I have 3 that have significantly more feathers than 2 bigger ones, which just have short wing feathers! Now that I knew to look for that it was quite clear!

Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

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Homesteading on a 6 acre hobby farm in Southern Wisconsin. Raising a gifted child, A barnyard mix of chickens, Icelandic sheep, A sweet elderly pitty bull, a few barn cats, and a large garden.  

 

 

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