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Brahma question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ezbird, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. I had a question about Light buff Brahma. Are they good egg layers?
    And what's the size of the egg?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
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    my brahmas lay brown eggs and the do quite well! I have some that have been laying for over 3 years.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Mine are and have always been great layers even in winter out doing my buff and blue orps.... ....they are turning 5 and 6 years old now so slowing down abit, just added new pullets to the flock...they lay a large cream, to light brown egg....
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    How do yours handle heat? My roo isn't taking it very well. Doesn't seem to be bothering the pullet, just him.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    ezbird, brahmas come in light or buff or dark. Not light buff.

    Quote:Katy, mine are only 10 weeks old, but they are handling the hot weather just fine. When the thermometer in their pen says 98 - 100 degrees, I find a few of em panting a little bit, but that's all.
     
  6. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Katy, mine are only 10 weeks old, but they are handling the hot weather just fine. When the thermometer in their pen says 98 - 100 degrees, I find a few of em panting a little bit, but that's all.

    Oh sorry, new to Brahmas. Use to have RIR & White Leghorns, my RIR were the best egglayers. But I don't want RIRs anymore, thought I try a different breed and ones that are really friendly.
     
  7. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you to everyone for there input, you all have been helpful. [​IMG]
     
  8. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I just have to comment . . . Brahmas might be considered friendly but what I found was that they are curious, brave and really independent by comparison with the other breeds I've had.

    As an example: We like to take our chicks out to the garden when we are working there. They have a lot of fun, cause little damage when they are small and we have a lot of fun with their company [​IMG]. Brahma chicks are nearly impossible in a setting like that!

    Thirty five chicks heading off in 35 different directions :eek:!!

    I really like Brahmas and believe they have a lot of personality but for a chicken, they take life on their own terms.

    Steve
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2008
  9. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    My brahma cock handled the heat fine. He does overheat a little faster than the other chickens (i found him dustbathing and all the others were scratching for bugs) but a little shade in their pen should be fine.
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:They've got lots of shade and I always wet down an area with the sprinkler for them to scratch and lay around in. Plus they've got a nice breeze coming through the pen most days. Plus of course several waterers with fresh water. He seems like maybe he's doing a little better with the heat now, but it's still bothering him much more than the others.
     

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