Light Brahmas 24weeks old no eggs yet...Could they be roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LaurieChickenMomma, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Hey Everyone!
    Does anyone have Light Brahmas? My two are 24 weeks old and still no eggs. I am 99.9% sure they are pullets but I am a chicken newbie so maybe I'm wrong. Should they be laying by now if they are girls? Do you see any signs they might be roos? Maybe, I just need to be more patient and the eggs will come soon. (Neither one crows either but I don't know when that behavior starts for roos.) What are your opinions?

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  2. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like hens/ pullets . I have only had 1 light brahma . Raised her from a chick and she never laid an egg !
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are pullets. If they dont lay by the time they at 30 weeks they worry. Larger breeds take longer to lay.
     
  4. BekahBear

    BekahBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    both girls. the eggs will come eventually [​IMG]
     
  5. icemanchicken

    icemanchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My light brahma hen is my favorite, she has laid 5-6 eggs a week all summer! But i recently purchased 21 more light brahma hens that are around 7 months and i havnt seen a single egg from them. I think its too hot for them to start but from what i hear Light brahmas lay longer that most chickens.
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both pullets and beautiful pullets at that!!!! Brahmas are slow to mature so I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, really don't worry. My Brahma girls have all been well over 6 months old before they laid.....and they eggs look quite small for such a big bird, but they lay for years.

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  8. journey11

    journey11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets. I have 3 light brahmas (2 year olds) and they are not really big on egg laying compared to my other chickens. Also, yours are reaching maturity closer towards fall, so unless you give them supplemental light (total of 14 hours a day, including natural daylight) they may not even start to lay until spring.
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Both are pullets. Brahmas are slow to mature and hens usually don't lay til they are 6 or 7 months old, but when they do lay they will lay all winter long. I never had to supplement light with my Brahmas in winter.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Both are BEAUTIFUL girls. I hope my little chick LB will be as pretty as yours when she gets out of the brooder. (She's in there with five olive eggers and a BJG, is just over two weeks old so I have a whole lot longer to wait for eggs from her than you do from yours.)
     
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