Light Brahmas

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Krisatt, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Krisatt

    Krisatt New Egg

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    Hi

    We are new to rearing chickens and was wondering if someone could help us.
    We brought 2 Light Brahma chicks in May 2011.
    We later found out that one of what we thought were two hens was in fact a rooster.
    They are now 9 months and seem to be fully grown, however we haven't had any eggs yet from the hen and we are getting concerned.

    Is this normal, or do we need to help in someway?

    We were also thinking of introducing some more hens of the same breed to our mini flock, is there a particular way we need to do this?

    Any advice would be lovely :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  2. Tressa27884

    Tressa27884 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Brahma's always take a LONG time to lay. Don't worry she will. Search introducing chickens and you'll find lots of great advice.
     
  3. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were June 2011 babies & they were my last to lay, got our first eggs the beginning of Jan. 2012. Even got a double yolker and a 3 inch egg.
     
  4. chickenmanII

    chickenmanII Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been told that some hens wait until there next spring after they hit the right age to start laying. I also have some that are not laying yet, so I'm hoping.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Brahma's are VERY slow to mature.
     
  6. melodynye

    melodynye Out Of The Brooder

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    My Light Brahmas hatched April began laying in November. I didn't check to see your area - we are in Michigan and they like cold weather. I'm wondering if that made a difference for us?
     
  7. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My light brahmas are in a mixed flock of 14, all of the same age, and at least two of the three Brahmas are laying regularly now (observed in the nest). They hatched September 19. I'm still not quite sure which of the eggs are from the Brahma but I've seen two different ones in the nest. They started about middle of last week.
     
  8. Maggie C

    Maggie C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 LB's and both started to lay at 22-23 weeks and have laid consistently since. They started laying around the end of December.
     

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