Posted Jul 24, 2014
I brought some Brahmas in when I was playing around with some dual-purpose breeds. We did harvest a few roosters, and I have kept a couple of females for a few years now.
For meat birds they are not bad so long as you understand you are going to have smaller breasts and overall smaller birds because they are not engineered crosses. But the quality was good and a fair amount for a real bird. I do prefer the real breeds for soups and stocks because they are so much more flavorful.
For egg production they have done very well, thriving even in hard winters here and being reliable wintertime layers, so they are nice to mix into the coop to keep some winter eggs going when some of the other breeds just can't.
Even though the hen will get broody sometimes, she never has an attitude about it and taking the eggs is not a threat to my hands and wrists.
Quite happy with these birds and would recommend.