Brahmas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trae26m, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. trae26m

    trae26m New Egg

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    Hey I'm getting some chickens they're brahmas right now I have a I need except for the fence how high does it need to be?
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join to our flock. The first breed I ever had were Brahmas, and they were gentle giants. If you're asking how high you need to build a fence so that the Brahmas won't fly over, I doubt you can build one high enough. Despite being large birds, Brahmas are actually pretty good flyers and mine had no trouble flying up onto a rooster 7 feet above the ground. If you want them to stay within the confines of a fence, you'll have to trim the flight feathers on one wing which will throw them off balance and prevent them from flying over the fence. Even then, I'd make the fence at least 6 feet high. Also after each molt, you will have to clip the wing again as the flight feathers will grow back. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Brahmas.
     
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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! X2 what Michael OShay said. You might also consider covering your pen, with wire or netting to keep the chickens in, and at least deter hawks if they are a problem in your area.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X3 on Michael's advice.

    Good luck with your brahmas!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I meant to say "roost" instead of "rooster." Sorry about the typo. :eek:)
     
  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    [​IMG]Welocme to BYC!!! It is an aweosme forum (the BEST in the world) and has a great comminity!!! Hope you have a great time and learn A LOT!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So glad you joined the flock [​IMG]
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. WCHomestead

    WCHomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone from East Tennessee!
    We have 21 Buff and B/W Brahmas in our brood of chickens (along with 8 Dominiques).
    We love them!
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