Age for Brahmas to start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by tikidoc, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a mixed flock of 5 different breeds (Brahmas, Orps, EEs, Delawares and Polish). They are about 22 weeks old, and we have representatives of each laying except the Buff Brahmas. I understand they are late to mature - at about what age can I expect eggs?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Usually about 30 weeks old. Some are early starters, but they are the exception to the norm. One of mine started at 19 weeks, surprisingly, but the other one at 30 weeks which is the more normal time for them.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Mine didn't start laying til they were 6 months old...
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My first brahma to lay was a light brahma at 19 weeks. I have several laying now at 24 1/2 weeks, all lights except one buff and one dark that started last week.
    My birds are hatchery stock, which I believe may make a difference in that they are not as true to the standard.
     
  5. tikidoc

    tikidoc Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are from McMurray's. They certainly look less mature than my other hens, only one has really red comb/wattles, and hers have been red forever.
     
  6. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buff brahma from Ideal laid her first egg one day short of 24 weeks.
     

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