Light brahma and age of laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CynthiaM, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. CynthiaM

    CynthiaM Out Of The Brooder

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    I know the brahma breed is slow to mature. My cockeral didn't start mating until 8 months old or so. At what age do the pullets begin to lay? Are they much later than the average of about 22 weeks for other heritage breeds?
     
  2. Sjisty

    Sjisty Scribe of Brahmalot

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    My light Brahmas hatched the first week of January and just started laying about a week ago.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Mine will be 20 weeks tomorrow and no eggs yet. But she just started squatting.
     
  4. foweler

    foweler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine started at about 20 weeks.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    IMO, some of it depends on whether they are breeder stock or hatchery stock. The hatchery ones tend to be less to the standard and more geared towards egg production.
    My first brahma girl to lay did so @ 19 weeks. The last two of the flock didn't start until they were 9 1/2 months old. All hatchery stock.
     
  6. maf2008

    maf2008 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think my light brahmas started... can their eggs be light goldenish off white. [​IMG]

    Its sort of an "off white/gold" I have RIR, red stars, BO, BR and want to know who makes this color? (Also, marins and jersey giants and EE and leghorns but this would not be their eggs....)

    Yes I KNOW about hendersons chart.... but I still do not know the breed for sure that makes this color [​IMG]

    I am getting eggs now in all colors! tan, brown goldish white, white, pink, green and blue, blue/green!) [​IMG]

    Its soooo much fun to collect eggs every day. Who else enjoys this "chore?" [​IMG]
     
  7. kim.home

    kim.home Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine started laying about 20 weeks or so too. Sweetest girls....
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    If your bird is squatting it shouldn't be long before she starts laying.
     

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