Viral video of huge bramha chicken where can I get some?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ScottandSam, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning Premium Member

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    Many of you might have seen this video all over the net.

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/03/21/giant-chicken-video/

    I think from reading that it went viral on twitter.

    Anyways where in the U.S.A. can I get some chicken like that? And what do you think the coop space would be needed per bird.

    I don't really want to chance that one may grow that big. I want to know that they will when I purchase them.

    So any thoughts?

    Scott
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning Premium Member

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    Yes the wife and I want to start a prehistoric chicken farm(well small scale pets really) but without them our dream wont happen.


    Scott
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Compared to the soda bottle feeder on the fence, he appears to be a normal sized Brahma. The small coop makes him seem much larger. They are pretty big birds, though.
     
  5. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope my Brahma gets big like that [​IMG]
     
  6. LadyVictorian

    LadyVictorian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a brahma pullet coming to me end of April. Talked to a breeder and she said they can get up to 10lb's. That is the size of my small dog. Getting super excited to watch her grow up when she gets here and might get a dark brahma from a local breeder too.
     
  7. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they get big.. Heritage breed Brahma hens can get 13lbs and Roos even bigger...That's a small turkey...lol My Chihuahua only weighs 3lbs
     
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  8. ScottandSam

    ScottandSam Still learning Premium Member

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    10lbs id what I see the chicken sellers online like pure poutry and mpc saying. I really want the 12-14lbs hens and 16-18lbs roosters. I'm gonna run a wanted to buy in the forums and see what I CAN FIND

    Scott
     
  9. Tlmcq

    Tlmcq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are cool. Thats the difference between hatchery stock and Heritage breeding. It's the American Poultry Assoc. And livestock conservancy website you can search your area for heritage or "heirloom" breeds. They set the breed standard. I've got 2 people close to me..Hoping to get some to go with my girl
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They are very interesting but, that bird may have come out of small pop door - to make him look so huge. I would imagine many times the hype is a lot bigger than the birds.
    I would hope aside from breeding for huge size, they are also keeping the docility of the breed.
     

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