Brahma Owners--Latest a Brahma Has Ever Laid the First Egg?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by speckledhen, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I own two, a Lt. Brahma and a Buff Brahma, both 27 weeks old now. Miranda, the Lt. Brahma, began laying early at 19.5 weeks. Caroline, my Buff Brahma, is acting hormonal and her face and wattles are pretty red, but so far, no egg. She is in a pen awaiting the blessed event and not allowed to freerange very much so she doesn't plop it down just anywhere. What is the latest you've had a Brahma begin laying?
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Slifer's not a good example, but she didn't lay an egg until she was over two years old. But since your birdies are normal [​IMG], I would give her some more time. Heavy breeds can go almost to six months before they lay.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    LOL, I sure hope I don't have to wait a year for it! Boy, that Slifer was one of a kind!

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