Are your Light Brahmas poor egg layers??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by al6517, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have a trio of really nice Light Brahmas, they do not seem to lay very well maybe 3-4 eggs a week from 2 fully grown 1 yr old hens. How do yours lay?? any better than mine??. What can I realisticly expect to get??.

    AL
     
  2. The Chicken Boyy

    The Chicken Boyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ex light brahma that got killed by a dog (R.I.P), would lay 5 eggs on average.
     
  3. lovinthechickens

    lovinthechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you positive that both are laying?
     
  4. tlsgamebirdfarm

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    Do you have a light visible for them or maybe put a light in the pen. Thanks, and GOD BLESS, Tommy
     
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Yes they are both laying, and are getting as much light as the others who are laying like crazy now ( warm weather here ). I have only had them for a month or so.

    AL
     
  6. Mrs MIA

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    No, that's odd... once mine started laying they've been very consistent at 5-7 eggs a week each. [​IMG] If they have light and plenty of feed, they should be good. Have you checked for lice? That can make them slow down or stop all together.
     
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    No, that's odd... once mine started laying they've been very consistent at 5-7 eggs a week each. [​IMG] If they have light and plenty of feed, they should be good. Have you checked for lice? That can make them slow down or stop all together.

    They all look so good thats why I bought them, I gave them a good inspection all seems well.

    AL​
     
  8. 5hens

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    hi folks, I was wondering if anyone else has any of the Light Brahmas breed in KY.. We have had chickens for over 30 years, many different breeds, But last spring ordered the LB and they have been great egg layers all winter long. In the past other breeds usually stoped laying for a time during the winter. The girls are doing great but the rooster may be in the pot soon!!! He's been beating up on the dog...............
     
  9. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a thought maybe just settling in getting used to flock!

    going into a slow molt because, of move! My Brahmas seem to do a particle molt just around head/neck (& they continue to lay, just not as much!)


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  10. 5hens

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    Thought I might add- we have 11 hens and are getting 5-7 eggs each day.
     

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