Brahma egg-laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by dirtsaver, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Speckles and Blondie are beautiful. Very nice quality. Poor Blondie, having that accident. [​IMG]

    Enjoy them. [​IMG]
     
  2. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Songster

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    Thanks gritsar! They came from the Charlestown Feed Store in Charlestown Indiana and she gets her chicks from Mt. Healthy. We felt like they more closely resembled their standards than the chickens we got from other places. Both of them are just big easy going girls but nobody gives either of them any flack!

    I do have another question. We had a Speckled Sussex roo that was just picture perfect to look at but he became a holy terror and we had to rehome him. In the Brahmas you've had do the roos run to the more peaceful side as a rule or is it still bird to bird?
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Thor was an awesome rooster. He was very good with his hens - beak feeding, breaking up hen fights, keeping order. In three years I never had a single predator issue while Thor was alive. After he passed I had several birds lost to predators. During a dog attack I watched Thor put himself in harm's way by running back and forth in front of the dogs, giving the girls time to hide. He was wary of strangers, but not aggressive.

    My other roo at the time, a light brahma, started testing me when he was still a teenager. I put him in his place and never had any more trouble with him (Zeus). The difference between the two roos raised together? The light brahma I handled constantly from the time he was a chick. Thor I didn't handle anymore than necessary. Since that experience I have never babied another roo. IMO, they do much better left to do their job as rooster and not made into cuddlebugs.

    I would think getting a brahma roo close(r) to the breed standard would increase your chances of getting a calm, docile roo since brahma roos tend to be gentle giants anyhow. You have to keep in mind though that they are individuals and it is possible to get a terror with any breed.


    Does that make sense?
     
  4. dirtsaver

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    Thanks gritsar that makes total sense. Your comment about "gentle giants" helps a bunch. We still have not decided if we really want another roo. So many pros and cons to having a roo around.
     

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