Our chickens are 0ne year old this month; and layed very well over the winter, orders for the eggs have kept coming in and my daughter Hannah (10 yrs old, they are hers) decided that we needed some more hens. We had 5 RIR, 4 White rocks, 3 Brown Leghorn hens, 1 Brown Leghorn Rooster. So last Saturday we puchased at $2.50 each ( she picked them out) 4 Araucanas ( she wanted blue eggs); 4 Light Brahmas, 4 New Hamshire reds, 4 Silver laced Wyandotes. We will see how the egg production will be with the Brahmas and Wyandotes. The New Hamshires are suppose to be good layers. We are hoping that these do as well as our year old flock.
We are seeling the eggs for $1.50 a dozen and are thing of going up. the feed for 16% mini laying pellets is $7.50 for 50#. 5 way scratch is $8.25. So we may have to increase to get her margin up.
Has any one had much dealing with Brahmas as layers?