Buff Brahma Chicken

(41 customer reviews)

As low as: $3.95

Hatching on June 24, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 27, 2024.

  • Buff Brahma – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship       
Seasonal/Shipped March thru September
Limit of 20 Not Sexed.
Limit of 9 Females and Males


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Asiatic Class
  • Weights: Hen—–9 1/2 lbs         Rooster——12 lbs
    Pullet—7 lbs                Cockerel——9 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying, Broody Mothers & Pet/Secondary meat source; Exhibition
  • Egg Shell Color: Brown
  • Egg Production: 150+ eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Medium-Large
  • Temperament: Docile
  • Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
  • Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
  • Broody: Setter
  • Mating Ratio: 6 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: Asia
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1924.
  • TLC: Yes, Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of pure Buff Brahma since 1999.


Buff Brahma chickens are gentle giants with feathered legs. The Buff Brahma chickens have mostly buff coloring but have black tail feathers and neck feathers with black in them. They lay nice brown eggs and are winter hardy. The Buff Brahma chicken is slow to mature but are gentle and make good mothers. Brahmas are very cold tolerant and adapt to most climates because of their heavy body and thick feathering. The Brahma breed also does well in the summer months if there are shade and cool water available all day. The feathered legs and feet can collect mud in the rainy weather, and snow in the winter. Keep an eye on their feet and clean them if needed. The Brahmas stand out in a flock due to their large size. The rooster can weigh up to 12 pounds and the hen close to 10. Cackle Hatchery’s® Buff Brahma bloodline is a mixture of exhibition/show type and production type. They have a big carcass for butchering, are below average for laying production but make great brooding hens for setting and hatching out baby chicks. Brahmas make some of the best mothers for brooding baby chicks. Be sure to order these early to reserve your Buff Brahma chickens.

Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed, the Buff Brahma Bantam Chicken

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41 reviews for Buff Brahma Chicken

  1. steven tirre

    I ordered three of these last year. My family loves these birds! They are very sweet-natured, and relaxing to watch. The only downside is that they get picked on by one of our Rhode Island Reds, as they are a little too docile.

  2. Jill Powell

    Very skittish. We were really looking forward to getting Buff Brahmas, they’re pretty but at a year old they’re not “giants”. I don’t understand why but they’re no bigger than our other hens. They won’t feed out of our hand or come anywhere near us, which is sad.

  3. Nick Richard-Hoffman

    I bought a dark brahma roo and a buff brahma roo from Cackle in the summer of 2022. The boys are approaching a year old and are the best! With our free ranching flock they are constantly on the move finding the girls snacks, keeping an eye on danger, and have never even looked cross eyed once at myself or our kids. Even when we are out there messing with hens and you can hear how upset the boys are, they respect us and have never caused trouble. These two boys even chased off our rude roo from the toddler. I love the boys so much I got some dark brahma hens for this years replacements. I would happily only keep brahma boys going forward!

  4. Michael (January 19, 2021)

    My chickens arrived alive they ended sending us 2 roosters but thats okay were giving them to a friend. 5 OUT 5

  5. Bruce

    So far so good

    Bought Brahmas looking for hens that would raise there own chicks. So far I have one hen sitting and the other two continue to flit around. The rooster is well mannered with people and was neither aggressive or harassed when there were addiotional roosters in the flock. He shows a strong preference for hens that look like him. He loves the buff orpinton hens but leaves the leghorns alone. Hopefully some chicks will hatch in the next week or two. All of the birds have been healthy so far but my leghorns are still my champion foragers.

  6. Brent B


    Great customer service. Chicks arrived healthy and very fast shipping. These Brahmas are very big and fun to have around. My daughter used one of the brown brahma hens in the local county fair for 4H and took first place in quality. I would say they have amazing chickens. Thank you.

  7. Dan


    We received two more chicks than we ordered .We bought buff sexed hens and nosexed . We ended up wth 6 hens & 2 roosters. Rooster have just started crowing ,no eggs yet but soon . Nicest birds I’ve had, keep up the good work .

  8. GhostMoon

    Can’t go wrong with Brahmas

    I saw these as I was browsing through breeds, looking for breeds that were more cold hardy, I have had Light Brahmas before and enjoyed them. They are a pretty resilient breed and are quite beautiful regardless of the variant.

  9. Starski

    Healthy entertainment

    These Buff Brahma Chickens are BEAUTIFUL! They have wonderful personalities and get along with my Guinea fowl! They have grown very fast and are loving this Wyoming climate!
    I look forward to next spring and adding to my flock!
    I have always had 100% great experiences with Cackle Hatchery and I look forward to my future experiences with this company!

  10. Jim – Alabama

    Buff Brahma

    I ordered these birds back in the spring they have not started laying but I anticipate it soon. I have raised many different breeds over the years and have never had another breed as docile as the buff brahmas. All arrived healthy and full of energy. I also learned that because of their size, they require a larger area and more feed than my other breeds like the Rhode Island reds because as my group of 8 got older, they started to vary in size.

  11. Chipper

    Great birds

    I ordered 4 whites 4 darks and 4 buff brahma chicks. All came to the house in great shape and in perfect health. After having my chickens for a while I can say they are much different from my other chickens. They absolutely make no noise. These chickens would be perfect if you live in town or have close nieghbors. They are super friendly sit on my kids and I lap and are making fantastic pets. They are big and that will be the comment you will hear the most when people come over.

  12. Ashley

    Buff Brahma

    Love my brahmas! Very hardy chicks. There 7 months old now doing great. I live at 9,600 ft and the brahmas are always out in the snow with the ducks while the other chickens stay in the coop.

  13. Palmer’s Poultry Palace

    So much personality!!

    We love these gentile giants! We have several different breeds but these are by far the sweetest and best mamma birds out of all them. They are not aggressive in anyway and love our kids and even the dog! They do like a little more space in their nesting box and 5 gal buckets seems to work great for them.

  14. Betty

    Buff Brahmas

    We received our buff brahma babies last May, they were absolutely gorgeous babies and are growing into gorgeous hens and a rooster! They arrived healthy and full of energy! I’ve been ordering my chicks from you for quite a few years! Great place! Healthy birds! Thank you for doing what you do!

  15. Steph B

    My favorite chicken

    These chickens are the second largest chickens in my coop, the first being the Bielefelder. They have got to be the most gentle and docile chicken I’ve ever owned. I sit with my “girls”, the Brahma hens, in my lap and have coffee in the morning. Very relaxing. Great for children. And the best part is the large brown eggs! I’ll never have a coop without some of these chickens in it! Plus, cackle hatchery has the healthiest chickens of any hatchery I’ve purchased from!

  16. Our Buff Brahams

    Our Brahmas May 2019

    We are your time chicken buters and Our Buff Brahamas arrived may 8th 2019. We could not be happier with them. They arrived safe and healthy and thrived. They didn’t lose a single one. They are slower to mature than the Buff Orphingtons and Blue laced Wyandottes but they have done well. They started off a little shyer than the others but they have become very friendly. They are easy to keep and are calm and very curious. Of the 3 breeds we got that day they are the most mellow. They really are beautiful chickens and their legs! They really stand out amongst the others. Because we have 3 breeds of hens we aren’t sure who lays which eggs but at only 5 months old we are getting 8-10 eggs a day and its mid October. We are very happy with Cackle Hatchery and the Buff Brahmas we got from them.

  17. David

    they are still alive

    as my brahmas are only 5 months old i cant really rate them as a breed at this time. They are all healthy and survived a really hot summer(100+).

  18. Mac

    Buff Brahma chicks

    I had great success with my chicks. They all lived and are doing great! The Buff Brahmas are a very docile breed. My granddaughter and I can walk in and get the eggs and feed them without worrying about them hurting her. She loves being around the chickens. They are also great grazers and go the the coop at night to be locked up.

  19. jeff

    buff brahma

    very nice healthy chicks

  20. Desha


    I received my buff brahma about 6 weeks ago and couldn’t have been more pleased. They are ALL growing fast and couldn’t be healthier. They seem to be very laid back chickens and very happy as am I. I have already planned to order more when spring comes. They are also probably the prettiest of the chicks I got. You cant go wrong ordering these or any other chicks from cackle.

  21. Alex

    Healthy chicks

    Buff brahma chickens have been great. The roosters have made several nice dinners for us. The hens are very calm and lay a good amount of eggs a day for me. (Around 3 or more from each). Will make an order again for more this year. Sexed this time though.

  22. Geni

    Great birds, very happy

    I ordered three pullets and I have been very happy with them. They have developed into beautifully colored and strong healthy birds. I found their price to be competitive with other hatcheries selling Brahma pullets. I will likely add more Brahmas from Cackle Hatchery into my flock in the spring 2020.

  23. Sandy

    Love my buffs

    Received my buff Brahmas 7 mo.ago,they have grown into beatiful birds. So gentle and loving. Won’t ever be with out them now.

  24. Zydaa

    Buff Brahma color

    Hi. I got my chicks in spring , they are now in coop and doing very well. I absolutely adore the Brahma breed and the buff color is really very attractive the buff ranges in color shades on the bird, and the dark pencilling is really nice the feet feathers are also so very gorgeous. If u love Brahma breed. I would highly recommend a. Buff color. I am even considering a rooster in buff because they are amazingly gorgeous. And in general of the Brahma I love the size and the general sweet nature they have.

  25. Tyler

    I was pleasantly surprised.

    I ordered chickens online and had them delivered to me in the mail… I honestly never thought I’d ever do that or that it would work out. The chicks came in a small box packed into a nest made out of some kind of straw. They were alive, healthy, and very recently hatched. I managed to raise them with only one issue. One of them developed a gimpy leg around week 3-4 and couldn’t walk properly. The rest of them grew into very large chickens. They’re pretty calm and quiet. I only had one rooster out of four that was an asshat and had to be eaten. The others get along fine with both other roosters and the hens, and don’t bother them too much. They don’t chase or peck when we go in the pen to collect the eggs. The eggs are definitely larger than most. Overall, I’ve been very happy with the way things went. It was nice not to have any issues. I won’t hesitate to order chicks from these guys again if I decide to add to my flock or get something new.

  26. Charlotte

    Buff Brahma

    I purchased buff Brahma chickens from Cackle and they are the most beautiful birds. They are friendly and react well with others. Worth buying. won’t be sorry that you did.

  27. Lisa in Illinois

    Beautiful Brahmas

    The Buff Brahmas we ordered have grown into beautiful birds. Not only are they stately and quite elegant, but they have a sweet, calm demeanor. Even my husband has commented on their size and coloring.

  28. Luis

    Huge chickens

    The brahmas grow enormous. They are my favorite kind of chickens. I have ordered the light and these buff Bahamas and I love how they look and the size they grow to

  29. Casey

    A great addition to our flock

    I wanted some larger hens and Brahmas certainly fit the bill. Their coats are fun to look at and they are indeed very big! I am very pleased with my purchase and I wish my white silkie bantam Pat the best of luck breeding with these mighty hens.

  30. Dianecpi

    Beautiful girls

    The Buff Brahma chicks arrived on time and in great shape. They are absolutely gorgeous. At 6 months old, they are large and fluffy with beautiful color. Very excited to see their eggs soon!

  31. Snappy


    The Brahma Chicken’s Spectacular breed they are a easy breed to care for and are a lot of fun to watch from chic stage to full adult size the feathers on their feet set them apart from all the other breeds they are a spectacular breed to raise I would highly recommend these chickens for others who want to have raise chicken’s for them self I will be purchasing this breed again for myself in the near future.

  32. Laura


    Love this breed, excellent layers and hardy in all weather.

  33. Mimzychick

    I love these chickens! Buff Brahmas

    I’m a first time chicken owner. I chose brahmas because of their temperament and the fact that they are cold hardy. They are now 7 months old, and we couldn’t be happier with them. They have great personalities, and are so much fun to have around. They are large and beautiful. I’m getting a little anxious for eggs!! They should start laying, any day now.

  34. Shane, Wyoming

    Definently Gentle Giants

    Never had a bad order so far from Cackle Hatchery. I have lost 1 chick out of dozens shipped. And, I won’t complain because Cackle has always sent an extra here or there. My chicks are always in great shape on arrival and well cared for. I will continue using Cackle because of their great service.
    The Buff Brahmas I ordered have grown into your picturesque birds. Could not be happier. My Brahmas may not be as good of layers as my leghorns, but, they fill the role of coop nanny well. If you want to hatch eggs, the brahmas tend to brood more. My Brahmas also tend to new pullets, almost herding them and watching over them as they find their way around for the first month or so after they leave their brooder.

  35. Brahma Mama’s Aviary

    Great Pet

    We bought three buffs and three darks from the Cackle Hatchery in March of 2019. Love all six of them. Compared to the darks our buffs are much more friendly, a little slow to learn, and later to lay eggs. (Still no eggs from our buffs yet but all three darks are laying.) The buffs grow the same as darks seeing as our two biggest and two smallest are one of each color.

  36. Angie

    great for the cold

    We love the looks of these chickens. The feathered legs and feet are perfect for the cold of the North. These are big chickens and are not as tame as my reds, but still approachable. In my opinion, the rooster is the most beautiful of all roosters! All my chicks arrived healthy and are thriving at six months old.

  37. Adri

    Girls in booties

    I received my Girls buff brahmas about 10 months ago, they are laying and doing great! These chickens are just gorgeous to look at, beautiful colors and those legs!!

  38. Kristen, Arkansas March 2012

    Attn: Customer Service

    I just wanted to let you know that I received the rest of my order of EE’s and 5 Welsummers this morning and they look absolutely perfect. I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I am one satisfied customer and you guys do a good business. You were generous with the amount of extras you put in my order and you very quickly resolved the mixup in my first shipment at no cost to me. Your service reps are always helpful and take care of any issues immediately. Special thanks to Sharyl in that department. You guys just keep doing what you do best and I will be telling my friends about you!

  39. Anne, Kansas July 2010

    Cackle Hatchery

    I wanted to thank you for your help with our poultry order this year. It was was disheartening to lose so many chicks and I really appreciated you calling me personally to do some troubleshooting. I also want to thank you for the beautiful replacement chicks you sent. They are doing fine and it was so nice to get to try some of the breeds that were sold out before. As a side note I was to say how impressed I am with your Spitzhaubens. They are perky, energetic and extremely friendly. Plus they are a treat to look at! Thank you for your top notch service, personal attention and prize-winning birds.

  40. Peter Texas May 2010

    Bantams arrived this AM

    Thank you for the extra-mile effort to call and ask about sending my order early. it was a big help to us. I received the call Wed afternoon and they arrived this morning. Friday, in great shape, all alive and very active. I have ordered from other hatcheries for years and always been treated well, but Cackle’s selection, quality, personnel and process have been the best. Always friendly, always met their commitments, replaced the lost chicks without question. The chicks from the first order are feathered out and totally healthy. These were the first banties we ever ordered and we were a little nervous. Our grands are going to have fun showing them, owning them. Us too.

  41. Dawn Wisconsin May 2015

    Cackle Hatchery

    I am anxiously awaiting my chicks. I am so excited. It is my first time to have backyard chickens. I researched many hatcheries and found yours online. I was impressed and very much enjoyed your tutorial of the family business and history of the company. I also liked the videos of the different chicks and information given about the different varieties. I found that very helpful when choosing which varieties I wanted and would be best for us.

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