Brahma's egglaying rate

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by abejita, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. abejita

    abejita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I went to the garden center and I accidentally came home with a buff brahma (I intended to accidentally come home with a couple ameraucanas, but had to settle for one ameraucana and one brahma)

    How well do brahmas lay? Just curious as to what to expect. She sure is pretty, though!
     
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  2. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
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    I read somewhere that they are good winter layers of medium brown eggs but they do go broody sometimes
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I get 6 very large dark brown eggs a week from my girl. She just started laying at 26-27 weeks of age.
     
  4. abejita

    abejita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay!!
     
  5. LovinChicknFarmn

    LovinChicknFarmn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, ours is the same. She lays about 6 per week most weeks. She has been our only one to go broody so far, and she was a GREAT Mama if you're wondering. [​IMG]
     
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  6. abejita

    abejita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love your blog!!
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    All the Brahmas I've had were good layers.


    PS - Remember though, the ameraucanas you bought are actually "Easter Egger" mutts. [​IMG] They're not actually real Ameraucanas, but still, awesome chickens.
     
  8. abejita

    abejita Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, she is a brown red ameraucana from a good breeder in the area. He just sells his hens at one of our local garden centers once a month. She looks just like this one.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Jeffross1968

    Jeffross1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2011
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    My light Brahma took a while to mature. I think she started laying around 28 weeks. However, she started right out of the box with bigger eggs than any hen other than my barred rock, and she lays 5 in a row, 1 day off. So 6 out of 7 days. She's great. I'm currently incubating one of her eggs too.
     
  10. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a lot of Brahmas.

    They lay good big brown eggs, 5-6 week when they are laying, but mine spend most of their summer wanting to sit on any and everything.....MAN are they a broody lot.
     

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