Managing LF Brahma Weight

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rubyredder, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. rubyredder

    rubyredder In the Brooder

    Jan 15, 2014
    I've been raising standard Brahmas for about a year now, so I'm pretty new at them, and I've noticed that they can pack on the pounds pretty quickly. I've been "holding them back" it seems like so they don't get fat. I've been feeding Kalmbach all natural layer crumble with 17% protein and they seem to be doing well as long as I'm vigilant and measure their feed and not allow them to have feed 24/7.

    I was just wondering what everyone else feeds their Brahmas and if you have the same issue when them getting heavy easily? I'd love to hear suggestions.
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    Brahmas are large full bodied hens. I wouldn't restict their feed. They aren't the best layers to begin with and I'm not going to give them any excuse to not lay. My LB is molting right now and she's actually much smaller than I thought she is under all those feathers.

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