Hatcheries with good brahmas

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by fred123, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. fred123

    fred123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking for hatcheries with good brahmas. I would like at least light and dark varieties.
    I would buy them from Superior farms, but the cost is $7.50 a chick.
    Does anybody have a picture of brahma hens from Ideal Hatchery?
    Suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2009
  2. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My advice. If you want good Brahmas, buy from Superior. Hatchery Brahmas will not approach what you will get from the smaller suppliers. I will have Buff Chicks available in mid to late April.
     
  3. fred123

    fred123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I want the chicks mostly for eggs, but also for temperament and exibiting at local events and shows. Would superior chicks be good egg layers in addition to being healthy and showy?
     
  4. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    If you want good brahmas, buy from a breeder.... "good" and "hatchery" usually dont go together in the same sentence.
     
  5. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I want the chicks mostly for eggs, but also for temperament and exibiting at local events and shows. Would superior chicks be good egg layers in addition to being healthy and showy?

    Exhibition and egg laying do not usually go together. Once in a great while you will get Exhibition birds that will be good egg producers.
     
  6. fred123

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    Quote:Where did you get your brahmas? Do they lay well?
     
  7. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get your brahmas? Do they lay well?

    I got my original Brahmas from the President of the APA. No they do not lay well as compared to egg laying breeds. Probably around 100 to 150 eggs per year.
     

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