Originating in Asia, the Light Brahma chicken is called a gentle giant for its massive size and docile personality. These chickens are great for beginners and families with children. They are very hardy and do best in the coldest climates in the US, they prefer to lay when the temperatures are cooler outside. They are slow to mature and may take up to 7 months before they produce any eggs. You can expect 180 to 240 medium to large brown eggs from these hens annually, with more egg production in the fall and winter months. Roosters come in at an impressive 12 pounds when fully matured and hens weigh an average of 9.5 pounds. Light Brahmas are an APA-recognized breed and are shown in the Asiatic Class. Because these birds are slower to mature, they have a longer lifespan averaging between 8 and 12 years. Extra care needs to be kept in mind as this breed has feathered feet which can gather mud, and droppings, and trap moisture leading to frostbite in the winter. Finding baby chicks for sale online has never been easier. Valley Hatchery provides day-old chicks that come with our personal quality standards to ensure you get the healthiest and happiest Light Brahmas for your backyard chicken coop or homestead.
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