When do Brahmas start to lay?

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

  1. 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. 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. 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

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

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

    brahma-momma In 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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