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You are Here: Home -> Baby Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> Brown Egg Layers/Heavy Breeds -> Light Brahmas

Light Brahmas
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
LIBC Males $2.21 $1.96 $1.88 $1.65 $1.58 $1.55 Sold Out
LIBP Females $3.40 $3.15 $3.08 $3.00 $2.94 $2.91 Sold Out
LIBS Straight Run $2.93 $2.68 $2.63 $2.61 $2.56 $2.54 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Asiatic
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: poor
Cold Tolerance: best
Disposition: excellent
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: poor
Skin Color: yellow
Comb Type: pea
Likely to sit on eggs: extremely likely
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: feathered
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 12 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 9.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: watch

The Brahmas are a very old breed from Asia, probably originating in India and brought to this country about 1850 by Yankee sailors on their return from trading in Far Eastern ports. Because of its massive size, full feathered shanks and toes, and striking black and white plumage pattern, it has always been one of the most interesting varieties to work with. Brahmas are exceptionally quiet, gentle, and easy to handle. Their small pea comb, great size, and heavy plumage make them almost immune to cold weather. The hens are good layers of brown eggs, especially in winter, and will also set.  Baby chicks are creamy white, but some have shades of gray on the back.


As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
I have raised lots of different breeds of chickens and i decided the Brahmas were the best to work with,so back in may i ordered 5 hens and 3 roos of the Light and Dark Brahmas and 8 straight run Buff Brahmas, because that's the only way you can get them. So I fully expected all the Buffs to be roosters but much to my delight I have 5 hens and 3 roosters just like the others I ordered, so thanks Murray McMurray... As far as the breed goes ,I have never had another breed that was so easy to work with,they can become your buddies though, so if that's not what you want you may want to look at another breed
Received my 25 chicks this morning. They all seem healthy and happy! Can't wait to watch them grow and mature! Great hatchery to deal with. I'm never disappointed. Thanks again
My Light Brahmas are now almost a year old and I love them. I have a few hens setting and I really enjoy them
My Light Brahmas are some of my favorite chickens. They are exceptionally gentle and friendly, as well very beautiful. Thank you, Murray McMurray, for such healthy, wonderful chicks!
Got a text message this morning saying by chicks were on their way and the post office called me at 9:00 tonight to pick them up. So happy they got here in less than a day and when I opened up the box I didn't get one extra chick I got three. Thanks McMurray Hatchery for the extra fun I'll get from trying to figure out what they will grow up to be. And thank you again for the excellent services you provided for me.
These chicks are so funny to watch and are very energetic! They are one of the cutest chicks I have. They arrived in the mail and are very healthy, I personally recommend this breed. :)
Post office called me at 6:30 this morning to tell me the chicks are in! All are healthy and jumping around.. eating and drinking! Super fast service.. Thank You~~
We ordered 15 bantams and 11 light Brahmas (hens). My buddy took 10 brahmas and gave me one. This one just started crowing just before he turned 4 months of age. At first I was surprised because I always thought for sure he was going to be a hen, but he turned out to be a good little boy. I love him, and I think I am going to keep him just for his personality.
Our light brahmas are such docile sweet birds. They are such loveable creatures and their feet are adorable. They are making it through the winter too. Such troopers.
Oh my goodness! We love our Brahmas. They are big and beautiful, and they let me pick them up without a bit of fuss. Have you every heard this description of them: "... Brahmas are exceptionally quiet..." I've seen this description on the internet over and over. We just laugh when we read it. OMG--our Brahmas are the loudest, noisiest chickens I have ever known. One of them sounds like a screaming eagle when you give her a piece of lettuce. I'd sure like to see one of these quiet, calm Brahmas!! But they are gorgeous, sweet girls. I highly recommend them, and I highly recommend McMurray.
This year my friend Jacob Springeyer and I both showed Light Brahmas. We both did really well. We both got blue ribbons. I would like to thank Murray McMurray Hatchery for being a great hatchery. Sincerely, Adam Spillman and Jacob Springmeyer
I love this breed of pleasant, peaceful egg laying olympians! All winter long, there was no lapse in production. Even the rooster is a gentle giant. A beautiful size for roasting, though I have not tried them yet.
I love these Chicks. they are growing fast and are so gentle. Thanks Mcmurry!
We just got 9 light Brahmas and all of them are doing great. They are my favorite of the 5 breeds we got. Thanks for the awesome chicks.
I just love these chickens! They arrived healthy and happy. They grew very quickly. We have had eggs all winter long. They are awesome birds!! 2 thumbs up!!
Of the 4 heavy breeds we purchased, the Light Brahma is far and away our favorite. Sturdy, intelligent, active, friendly, and the least liable to pick or harass -- next time, it will make up our entire chick order. Thanks for such healthy birds!
Thanks for your wonderful chicks. I have ordered twice now, and have gotten heathy chicks, and great customer service as well. I love my light brahma "Griz"-he is a big pet. I also ordered cornish-x meat birds--I was so impressed with their growth--one was so large he didnt fit in a gallon ziplock bag when we butchered! Thanks for your excellent chicks!!
I have been around chickens all my life, but have never had any that were as gentle and friendly as the Light Brahmas. Many a time I would find my 10 year old daughter sitting in the pen with little chicks roosting all over her. They are 1 year old now and are great pets. Even the rooster is gentle enough to pick up and pet.
My light brahmas, orpingtons, and black giants are some of the most gentle birds. They are more like pets. They serve their purpose well and yet are very fun and enjoyable. Thanks for standing by your items.
Thank you so much for my healthy Brahmas & Orpingtons. I had brought several of your medicines and wormer products but thus far I havent had to use them ! In my small town, news of my chickens from Iowa spread and we have had many visitors to see them.
These are the best chickens ever! You couldn't ask for any better. They have a wonderful temperment, and are great around kids. The babies are very hardy especially in the winter time. I was very pleaed with my order of baby chicks. Thanks McMurray!
Loved these chickens! Quiet and beautiful. The rooster is an excellent peaceful bird.