Brahma chickens are appreciated and known for their size, strength and vigor. Not only recognized for their unique look with feathers on their shanks and toes, pea comb and smooth fitting plumage with fluffy dense down but also for their practical qualities. Brahmas are extremely hardy chickens that are good layers for their size and an excellent winter layer, laying most of their eggs between October to May. The breed probably came to the United States on 19th Century sailing ships or it may have been developed here from other Asian breeds. Either way, Brahmas are enormous! Young hens weigh about 10 pounds with loose fluffy feathers that make them look even bigger. They do best on dry, well-drained soils in moist, cool climates, and are ideal for northern climates. Their docile, gentle, and quiet temperament makes them one of the best breeds around children. Hens begin to lay around 8-10 months of age and lay about 200 medium-sized brown eggs annually, tend to go broody in early summer, and are attentive mothers. Light Brahmas are mostly white with black wing, tail and hackle feathers. They make a great addition to any flock!
*Please note that it takes 3 to 6 weeks to process your order* We are a small, 100% solar hatchery and have to use electricity sparingly. Because of this and our commitment to raising some of the finest chickens in the world - orders can take up to 6 weeks before they are shipped. Thank you in advance for your patience.
Live birds can only be shipped using USPS Priority Express which reaches most local post offices overnight. Your birds must be picked up from the local Post Office as quickly as possible to ensure your new babies are safe. Shipping is additional and generally ranges from $25 to $75 depending on where you live and how many chicks you order.
Our Live Chick Guarantee only applies if you order 6 or more chicks. This is because we believe that 6 chicks is the ideal number of bodies to keep the little guys safe. (Enough fluff for padding and enough bodies for heat). An explanation of this guarantee as well as answers to all of the most frequently asked questions can be found at this link: Frequently Asked Questions
We know you'll LOVE your baby Brahma! :)
Country Egg Hatchery
We're passionate about exotic chickens and rare birds! We're Country Egg Hatchery - a small hatchery that specializes in rare, exotic and beautiful breeds of chicken and other birds. We hand-select each chick we send to you and your family - to ensure the highest quality. We are NPIP certified - meaning that our flocks are regularly screened for disease by a third party. We selectively breed for genetic diversity, beauty/color and health and are proud to hatch chicks in a 100% solar-powered chicken hatchery.