Questions about Brahmas and Black Sex Links

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Justanother Brooke, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello -
    A lady here in my town has a whole bunch of 1 year old laying hens for sale, for $4 each!! I am working on getting a diverse flock, as far as breeds and colors go.
    She has Black Sex Links, Buff Brahmas, Gold Sex Links, and Buff Orpingtons. I already have an Orp and a (I think) Gold Sexlink, so I was thinking about getting a Brahma and a Black Sexlink from her.
    How are their personalities? Do they get along well with other chickens? Are they fairly cold and heat hardy? Are Brahmas decent egg layers?
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Brahmas tend to be very docile, and are often picked on by other breeds. I would not house them with sex links.
     
  3. callducklover20

    callducklover20 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have my Brahmas with my Silkies-all so sweet and gentle, I love them
     
  4. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they've already been housed with sexlinks and housed together for the last year, wouldn't they be okay?
     
  5. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a light Brahama that came in into my flock as an older hen..she is sweet, docile and has the best personality! I housed her with my RIR and Australorp...she was the only one that got along with everyone...was never picked on and never picked on anyone...they are a good breed IMO!
     
  6. turrbrahma

    turrbrahma Out Of The Brooder

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    If the hens have been housed together happily then they should be fine. I have Brahma hens that lay everyday and a few that lay every other day!The real bonus is that they tend to lay year round! I LOVE my Light Brahmas and that is a great price! If I was close I would buy them!
     
  7. cmitchell

    cmitchell Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have light brahma hens and a buff brahma roo..LOVE my brahmas! My roo, Chuck Norris, can be testy at times but the girls are sooo sweet! I can pet them and they don't run away..Chuck Norris, on the other hand, would most likely give you a bite & karate chop.

    I also have black sex-link hens and they all get along.
     
  8. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely get the Brahmas [​IMG] [​IMG] My Brahmas were awesome, docile, and beautiful birds.
     
  9. Justanother Brooke

    Justanother Brooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just waiting for this lady to email me back., She said she had 3 Black Sexlinks, 3 Golden Sexlinks, 3 Buff Orps, and 3 Buff Brahmas, plus a Light Brahma Rooster. I am SO hoping she still has some Blacks and Brahmas left! She just posted the craigslist add yesterday, plus we live in a TINY town! [​IMG]
     

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