what color eggs to light brahma hens lay?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by frankie5316, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. frankie5316

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    does anyone know?
     
  2. brahma-momma

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    brown
     
  3. Mrs MIA

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    Light brown, really... tinted.
     
  4. Rosecomb-Ryan

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    brown
     
  5. showme31

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    Here's the last batch of light brahma eggs that I set. As you can see a nice variety of browns.

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  6. Mrs MIA

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    Oh Jul... I'm jealous... I can't wait until I have that many Brahma eggs in the 'bator!!! Mine lays a light brown with a pinkish tinge - probably like the medium brown eggs in your incubator. [​IMG] Did you have a good hatch??
     
  7. 10chicks

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    Can Showme31 please tell me about how big the Brahma eggs are? I have my first two eggs and I don't know who laid it. Thanks
     
  8. Mrs MIA

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    There's a ruler in the picture... [​IMG] But they lay regular sized eggs. They may be small at first as most pullets lay small eggs, but they're considered Large eggs.
     
  9. showme31

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    As for size when I run the 2 pens together I can't tell the difference between the brahma eggs and the others (barred rock, black aussies, buff orps and a couple of mixed breeds).

    I didn't get a really good hatch, but I didn't expect too. I had 12 hatch out and 1 of those didn't make it. These eggs sat out in the coop for 4 days in the Missouri summer sun. I had been away and didn't want to just toss them, so I thought what the hay. I didn't really need anymore babies, I have 15 lt brahma chicks in the garage also.

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  10. poorartists

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    If you brahma owners had an older RIR offered as a swap for a 6 month old Light Brahma, would you take it?
    I have two light Brahmas, and I love how they run to the feeder. But I'm not sure if they are laying yet. I really want to up my laying rate. Another farmer is willing to trade me but her RIR is 6 months older than my bird, and it looks a bit beat up on its back from too many roosters. Thoughts?

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