When will my chickens lay eggs?????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ~sunflowerlady~, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. ~sunflowerlady~

    ~sunflowerlady~ New Egg

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    I have 4 dark brahamas and wanted to no when they would start laying
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Brahma's are a slow maturing breed, so probably in the 6-8 month range. If they are from a hatchery (or feed store), closer to 6 months - from a breeder, closer to 8 months.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    ~sunflowerlady~ :

    I have 4 dark brahamas and wanted to no when they would start laying

    Lucky you! I love Brahamas! I will have more then just one in my next flock!!!​
     
  4. mshirk

    mshirk Out Of The Brooder

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    Why the difference between hatchery / feed store chickens and breeder? Just curious.
     
  5. Steergirl

    Steergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Quality. Some times the hatchery chicks (which is what the feed store sells) are not pure and they are bred with fast maturity and fast turnaround in mind. While breeders (well, most) breed to better the quality of their birds/the breed.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 6-8 months!!!
    Pretty soon you forget about it and then one day, you open the nesting box and... an EGG!!!
    Hang in there and wait patiently!!!!!!!
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  8. ~sunflowerlady~

    ~sunflowerlady~ New Egg

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    Thanks guys for the helpful info. As soon as im able to post pics on here im goingto put up some of my beauties!!! I actually didnt know what I had for hens until I did some more research on here.
     

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