Backyard Brahmas!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SD Bird Lady, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Vulture hocks are acceptable overseas, but not here in the U.S. I'm fairly new to this variety of Brahma, but was told that the male I had was near perfect, here he is for comparison:

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  2. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Wow, that is one spectacular bird! You are very lucky. I love the fuzzy bloomers, they make him look like he's wearing his 'comfy pants' under his elegant smoking jacket!
     
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  3. INNOCENT85

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    lovely bird
     
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  4. Junibutt

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    Awesome bird.
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thanks, though I cannot take any credit. brahmapapa sent me the eggs he and my blue partridge male came from. I just now have a girl I'm keeping out of those birds, 10 weeks old, Cora. My first flock were all named with "B" names, this first batch from them will have "C" names, though I only kept one pullet.

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  6. misneachfarm

    misneachfarm In the Brooder

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    Hello! I am new to chickens but just recently bought a 2 acre farm and of course had to get some chicks! I have 15 chicks total. 12 out of the 15 came from a local hardware store and of the 12, 6 are Brahmas. I got 3 Light and 3 Buff Brahmas, thinking that since they are most likely hatchery birds they might be two different lines and I might end up liking one set more than the others. This year I have 4 different breeds (Buff Orpington, New Hampshire Red, Wyandotte, and Brahma) and am intending to pick one to get a larger straight run of next year to start a breeding flock. I am a Horticulture teacher and I want to be able to bring at least some chickens in to the school occasionally for students to interact with (I teach at a title I school in a large city, so I am split between immigrant students used to seeing chickens all the time and inner city kids whose experience with chicken is limited to Bojangles lol), so personality is very important to me.

    My family breeds Gypsy Vanner Horses, which are draft type with lots of "feather" on the legs, so I am rooting for the Brahmas, lol, though so far my favorite is one of the Wyandottes who is super friendly. I just put little chick leg bands on everyone today so I can start to tell them apart. I only have one of the Brahmas named so far, a fat little light named Gertrude, and I want 2 other old lady names for the other two lights if anyone has any suggestions. I have no idea what I want to name the buffs but I like to pick a theme for each set of 3 chicks (the Wyandottes are named after queens - Victoria, Eleanor, Catherine; the Buff Orpingtons after really buff Crossfit athletes - Kara, Cassidy, Brooke; the New Hampshire Reds after redheads with attitude - Lucy, Emily (another Crossfitter, but still a redhead with attitude lol), to be determined)

    Here are some pics of the Brahmas:

    The three buffs - they were the last ones left eating after the others had decided to take a post yogurt mash nap
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    Closer view of one of the buffs
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    Gertrude, the only Brahma with a name so far - she is the only one with an all yellow head, so I could always tell which one she was and one of my friends named her
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    Group shot (the Buff Orpingtons are a week older than the Brahmas and New Hampshire Reds and the Wyandottes are a week older than the Orpingtons, so that's why there are size differences)
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  7. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Chirping

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    hi guys i want an assistance,i feed my brahma chickens with grower mash + fish/soya beans can i add some eggs shells now or i should change the grower mash to layer mash feed?
     
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  8. 9blessings

    9blessings In the Brooder

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    What age are your brahmas? Pullets, cockerels or a mix? Are they in a mixed group with other breeds/ages/sexes?
     
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  9. INNOCENT85

    INNOCENT85 Chirping

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    they are 5months now i have Pullets and cockerels .i only have Brahmas
     
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  10. 9blessings

    9blessings In the Brooder

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    My understanding is that you shouldn't ever feed layer rations to cockerels.....too much calcium for their kidneys. So I would stick with the grower and offer free choice oyster shell. I'll leave it to a more experienced person about whether to offer crushed egg shells separately or not. I would think that *might* increase your chance of egg eating....
     
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