The Brahma Chickens

From Carol

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8 Responses to The Brahma Chickens

  1. Anthony Kingsford says:

    Real big boys ,they look great.

  2. Annie says:

    We had Brahmas for a while years ago.

    The positives (for me anyway): large size with a decent amount of meat. Light Brahmas have light colored skin which gives you a better appearance when butchered if you pluck instead of skin the chickens. The hens lay a decent number of bigger brown eggs. The hens will set some if you’re interested in chickens that raise their own replacements. The rose comb, large size and fluffy feathers makes it less likely they’ll get frostbite and makes them all around well suited for colder areas.

    The negatives: The feathers on the feet will pick up an incredible amount of sh*t unless you keep them on clean bedding at all times which isn’t practical if you want to free range. I wanted a mixed color flock so I got a few buffs in addition to the Light Brahmas. The Light Brahmas killed the buffs. It was NOT pretty.

    • Exile1981 says:

      This is the kind my kids want. Ate they good with children?

      • Annie says:

        I don’t have kids, so I don’t have a clue. They didn’t seem particularly aggressive toward adult people, only towards chickens that didn’t fit in.

  3. RebPirate says:

    That looks like a cinder block at the bottom of the ladder and a 2 liter soda bottle on the fence. I’m sure that any predator would think twice.

  4. tastelike?@luis says:

    Carol, you made Wirecutters day. Bet it’s on replay for hours.

  5. Timbotoo says:

    I’ll be darned, it’s Foghorn Leghorn!

  6. Frank says:

    Saw one of those once. After a 3 day drunk. About 6 foot tall, too.

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