Brahmas vs. variety pack?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gritsar, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Okay, got the coop all planned, the brooder too. I originally thought I would go with brahmas cuz I think they are beautiful. Now I'm not so sure. Has anyone purchased a 'variety pack' (such as the ones offered by Meyers)? My flock will have to be limited in size and so I want to be totally sure I'll be happy with my choice.
    All I really care about is that they are a hardy breed and that I stand a good chance of taming them to be pets. The egg production is secondary.
    Also, I'm trying to talk myself out of a roo and I've almost done it. I really don't want my chickens to brood.
    Thanks for any imput.
  2. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    W or W/O a rooster they will go broody, just won't do them any good.

    Are you talking bantams or standards? If you don't care about eggs, think bantams as you can have more and will eat less.
  3. debashan

    debashan Songster

    Aug 11, 2007
    Oquawka, IL
    I love the brahmas. I have 2 and wish I had more. I also have 3 giant cochins and 6 salmon favorelles. Everyone lays consistantly, but the brahmas lay the largest and prettiest eggs of the bunch. My tamest girl, who seems to like being held and petted is one of the brahmas. They are also the quietest of the group and the ones who stand up to the roosters. Plus they're very pretty and seem to be hearty. good Luck with your choice.
  4. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Songster

    Apr 11, 2007
    Galesburg, IL.
    I had orded a feathered leg variety from Ideal back in May. In that group, I got the Lt. Brahmas and the Black Langshans. The Brahmas are really sweet and layed back. They are one of the 3 breeds that come a running when I step out the door. It's like a whole football team trying to tackle the opposing teams quaterback. I love to watch the Brahmas run too. Always a good laugh. Best of luck on your decision. Choosing breeds is never easy.
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I only have the light Brahmas at the moment, going to try some Buffs next will really like them...but I also have acouple other breeds for variety....All hens can go Broody without a rooster around...just depends on the breed....
  6. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    EXIT 109 on 95
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  7. Sparks

    Sparks Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    I ordered the Meyer brown egg layer assortment. They arrived in 2 days. Very healthy and a great assortment. There were 2 roos. sent along with my 25 pullets. I will definitely order from them again!
  8. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    My Brahmas are just sweethearts. They always come running when I call them. They are also the most gentle and most quiet of all my chickens. When they eat out of my hand they are very careful not to get me. You will love the Brahmas. Great stress relievers as they are never in a hurry to do anything.

  9. peeps7

    peeps7 Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    I would probably go with just brahmas cause I like to know what I'm getting but then again other people like to be suprised. Hens will go broody with out a rooster so if you want or will want chicks in the future then get one. Roosters are very beautiful and if you had to rehome him for some reason then I'm sure somebody would like a nice brahma roo.
    Good Luck!!
  10. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    [​IMG] our Buff Brahmas

    I have big ones & bantams!!!

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