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Brahma rooster with regular hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by megsmum, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. megsmum

    megsmum Out Of The Brooder

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    I have nine regular size hens,. I have been offered a rooster and 2 ladies Brahmas. Now my question is

    How will the Brahma fit it with the regular size girls, will he cause a problem for them?
     
  2. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is he a standard sized Brahma? I have a Brahma hen, and she's about the same size as my other girls, so I don't think it would be a problem if your other hens are standard sized.
     
  3. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    I have Brahma's the only thing to keep an eye on would be his spurs they can get quite large. Other wise all my them seem a little nicer then the other breeds of roo's I have. But make sure all your current hens are standard/large fowl types.
     
  4. megsmum

    megsmum Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi thanks the others are similar to say Wyandotte or white Sussex. The other thought is to get two brahma hens but a dwarf brahma cockerel
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    About any breed of cock spurs can get very large.

    Bantam(dwarf) cock might not be able to fertilize large fowl hens...they just can't reach the right spot.
     
  6. megsmum

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    Thats ok we are not into breeding, Mmm or maybe[​IMG]
     

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