When do Brahmas start to lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SundownWaterfowl, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I recieved my day old Standard Light Brahmas on April 3rd. They are a little bit over 2 months now. At how many weeks will they start to lay eggs? Also, Salmon Favorelles?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Standard Light Brahmas are very slow to mature...my pullets have never started laying til they were over 6 months old....I wouldn't look for eggs til early Fall...

    I don't have Favorelles so no nothing about the breed.....
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    It took my Brahmas about 7-8 months before they laid any eggs. I'm not 100% sure about the Faverolles, maybe 6 months?
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I was figuring around late august-september?
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I'd say Oct. or later...and I have gotten a few 6 month old hens in late summer that waited til Dec. to lay...
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Had my Lt Brahma lay early, at 19 weeks. My Buff Brahma laid at 30 weeks. They are the same age.
     
  7. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I hope they start laying at around 20 weeks.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I hope so but I have never had a Brahma lay that early......keep us up-dated as to when they do....
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Okay I will.

    Do you know when Salmon Favorelles start to lay?
     
  10. brahma-momma

    brahma-momma Out Of The Brooder

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    my light brahmas always started laying at 5 months of age they are great egg layers in the winter too.
     

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