Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder),
Posted Jan 09, 2015
Some time ago I had five brahma chickens, one cock and four hens. It was nice to go visit them every day and see if there were any eggs. On the other hand they caused a great deal of extra work. They drink a lot of water (about half a liter every day). They are good at messing up so there was a lot of work cleaning up and replacing straw in the stable. We tried to have them outside in our backyard in the summer but as we live right by the forrest it turned out not to be such a good idea. A fox came by in the middle of the day and got away with one hen. Luckely I was at home and ran by to scare away the fox. If I hadn´t I´m sure none of the chickens would have been left. It was also relatively expensive to by food for them. I would not recommend having brahma chickens just to get the free eggs. They lay fewer eggs than other chickens and are famous for their apetite.