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Brahma Chickens

Gentle, Giant Brahma Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Brahma Chickens

Brahma chickens are big, friendly, docile birds. They are very stunning and fluffy and lay big light brown eggs. They are great birds in a mixed flock as they have a calm and gentle nature. Not known for being overly broody and can be a good winter egg layer. Excellent in a back garden set up or happy free roaming although feathered feet may need a trim in the winter.

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This breed can handle pretty much anything, they are big, confident, strong and robust, they have a calm nature but are not easily bullied, however, due to their docile nature don’t put them in a flock where they are heavily outnumbered by Hybrids.

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Make Great Pets

This breed make wonderful pets for both adults and children, they will have a docile nature and will be easy to handle once they get to know you, they will enjoy human interaction and company.

100-150 Medium/Large, Cream/Brown PA

This breed will lay up to 150 medium to large, light brown or cream tinted eggs per year, they are not known for being broody.

More About Brahma

  • Character

  • Suitability

  • History


Brahma Chickens are big, fluffy and very docile. They make excellent pets for children as they are a friendly and hardy breed. Well suited to our British climate they can also lay through the winter months. They have a gentle nature and are not a bully bird, they can be mixed with almost any other breed including tiny delicate bantams or big Hybrids. They are quite inquisitive and social and with regular handling will become very tame, they even give big chicken cuddles! Perfect as pets they make wonderful companions.


Brahma Hens are perfect for first time chicken keepers that want a friendly, family suitable, larger bird. They can be kept in smaller enclosures and happy in a back garden coop. They can also be left free roaming and are equally suited to foraging. They are a hardy bird and will do well through our British winters. As they cannot fly, a 2ft fence will be sufficient to keep them in, although this will not keep predators out, so they will need a fully enclosed run for when you are not around. They will enjoy being with you when you are in the garden and will potter about with you. They do have feathered feet so will need extra care during the wetter months, this may involve regular feather trimming and possibly foot washes every now and then, ideally better suited to a nice gravelled, or barked area under cover through the winter, due to the fact they cannot fly they would need a house near or on the ground and they have enough.


The Brahma is said to originate from China, having been exported to the U.S.A in the 1840’s. The original breed was known as the “Shanghai” bird as it was first documented as being brought in from the docks in Shanghai. The bird was originally used for meat but was developed in the States as a laying hen and ornamental breed. In 1852 the bird now known as the Brahma was exported to the U.K. by George Burnham as a gift for Queen Victoria. After this the bird became a favourite of all chicken enthusiasts as a beautiful back garden hen. Today the breed is very popular as it is a great winter layer and hardy to our British climate, they produce up to 150 medium sized light brown eggs a year and are not known for being overly broody.

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