My second attempt at hatching was much more sucessful. Thanks to the Octagon incubator and hatching advice
I hatched 11 chicks from the batch of 12 eggs and was now the proud owner of 6 Buff Columbian and 5 Blue Light Columbian
Brahma chicks. The hatching bug had set in and I promptly purchased another batch of 24 eggs and my Brahma story began.
As spring turned into summer and my Brahmas were growing it became obvious that my garden was not going to be big enough to
cope with the number of birds I had. A phone call was made to the council and I was put on the waiting list for
an allotment. About a month afterwards I was able to take an overgrown allotment just a 300 yard walk from my house.
Joinery had never been a strong point of mine but the growing brahmas needed a larger home and so I set to build a shed
for my growers. The previous owners of our house had built a large decked area about half way down the 150 foot garden and
with its raised floor and decorative post and rope surround we likened it to a boxing ring! The decking had to go and on a
weekend off from work it was dismantled and provided me with a lot of raw material for my growers shed. Using the 12 ft lengths
of decking I was able to build a 12x6 shed and this became the home for my growers.
As summer arrived I had gold
partridge, blue partridge, buff columbian, blue buff columbian, light and blue light brahma bantams running round the garden.
The beauty of keeping brahmas is that with their feathered legs they tend not to be so destructive in the garden. On the flipside
it is best to have a covered run for them when it is particularly wet.
Blue partridge, gold partridge, blue buff columbian, blue light columbian pullets.