Dark Brahma Chicken

(20 customer reviews)

As low as: $3.95

Hatching on June 12, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 15, 2024.

  • Dark Brahma – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship   
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru Mid August   


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Asiatic Class
  • Weights – Hen—–9 1/2 lbs         Rooster——12 lbs
  • Pullet—-8 lbs              Cockerel—–10 lbs
  • Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying, Broody mothers & Pet/Secondary meat source
  • 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: 8 Female to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: Asia
  • APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1874.
  • TLC: Recovering Status, Considered a sustainable heritage chicken breed
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline/strain of pure Dark Brahma since 2013.


Dark Brahma chickens are gentle giants with feathered legs. They lay nice brown eggs and are winter hardy. The Dark Brahma chicken is slow to mature but are gentle and make good mothers. Be sure to order these early to reserve your Dark Brahma chickens. 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. They are good for meat because of their size. Brahmas adapt to most climates. With their heavy body and thick feathering, they are very cold tolerant chickens. In the summer, if they have shade and water, they get along fine. 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.

We also offer at limited times of the year Dark Brahma Fertile Hatching Eggs

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20 reviews for Dark Brahma Chicken

  1. Virginia Adams

    Our Dark Brahmas arrived on July 15, 2023. We ordered 8 hens and 1 rooster.
    We received 10 chicks in total. Everyone was healthy and still have all 10.
    Love their feathered feet! The rooster and a few of the little girls are extremely friendly already. We are very happy with the chicks health and vitality, and recommend ordering from Cackle Hatchery! Thank you!

  2. 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!

  3. ckonesgirl

    I ordered 3 dark brahmas. They have no fear of me. They walk On my feet. They let me pet them. They don’t run from me. I did however receive 4 chickens.. 1 is looking kinda suspicious. It’s hiney is tiny. It appears to have a smaller rear end, than the others. The colors are not the same either. I love the bird. I named it McFluffin Stomper short stuff (mcfluffin for short) though, i have no idea if its a brahma or a female.. I was super happy to receive the extra bird. Just means, i need a bigger coop. Though, we’ll make it work, for the little bottom bird.
    I do, after ordering from crackle nursery, highly recommend them. I would order again, if i ever need to. I feel their lack of fear says they were handled nicely at the nursery too. They were super hungry, and ate instantly on arrival too. Btw. There was a heat pack in the box, and funny looking green things. I don’t know what the green things were. I super grateful that crackle nursery offers the service. I cried on the way home, from the post office.. tears of joy! I can’t thank them enough! Not to mention great customer service! I was able to change my order date.. I love this place and my birdies!

  4. Brian Groover

    Awesome Birds, and Cackle Hatchery Is the Best!

    Our Dark Brahmas were every one healthy and hearty. They included an extra, but we didn’t lose any. The order came along with some White Leghorns and Cornish Cross, and the only losses at all were very early on with the CX.

    After a year and a half, the Dark Brahmas are beautiful. We got two roosters, and one of them got harvested last year when he got aggressive. The remaining roo is a show quality cock, absolutely gorgeous, and very mild in temperament.

    It took me a bit to learn that I have to move slowly around the flock, or the rooster will take that as threatening. After a couple of encounters, he learned that rushing at me was not wise, and I learned that moving at a slow walk around the flock would never trigger him. Now he follows me around looking for treats, just as the hens do.

  5. xiaozi1314

    I ordered 3 dark Brahma pullets and Cackle sent me 5. Shipped on March 3rd and all arrived very lively. Can’t wait to see how they look full grown. They are like ravens attracted shiney things.

  6. Bear

    Very healthy chicks

    Got my brahma chicks two days after shipping.They looks great! I’m very excited about them .Ive been waiting a long time to be able to get some . Theses are hard to find. I hope they do well.

  7. May

    Not for people who live in hot climates

    They do not lay eggs in heat

  8. Harsell Farm

    Awesome birds

    Ordered 20 straight run dark bhramas and they are doing awesome! Cant wait to see them full grown – wont order chics anywhere else!

  9. Stephen


    This is my second time ordering brahmas,last fall I ordered 16 light brahmas and orders 9 dark last week. My light brahmas are doing great and are starting to lay my roosters are 7 months old and already 10 pounds they will be huge this is a excellent and healthy bread of chickens and would highly recommend.

  10. John

    Very healthy and cute little chicks

    Got my Dark Brahma chicks 3 Days ago and all arrived alive and full of energy. Ordered 1 rooster and 8 hens, 10 arrived. I was suprised they were so lively after 2 1/2 days in shiping. They were thirsty but didn’t seem overly dehydrated. After 3 days they all still have only 2 speeds, standing still and full speed.

  11. Shonda

    July 11 2018

    I finally RECIEVED my light and dark Brahma babies. They were all healthy and happy!! Thank you!

  12. Debbie

    Love My Brahmas

    My chicks arrived healthy in April 2017. They are now 8 months old and doing fantastic. I am extremely pleased with your company and recommend you to others looking to get chicks!

  13. HAROLD TEXAS 2017


    The chicks arrived in great shape and I am very pleased with both of my orders from you. It has been a pleasure, thanks for the great service. I will order again.

  14. Crazy Chicken Lady

    Light & Dark Brahma

    I ordered my brahas in March 2017 and they weren’t ready to ship until April 24. I ordered 15 mixed of light & dark and they sent 4 extra all chicks were great but 1 and it didn’t survive, but the others are great and still doing fine! Cackle workers are very nice and care about their chicks and answer any question you might have. I’m planning on ordering more this year!! Feel free to order your chicks here because you’ll get the best! Thanks Cackle Hatchery you’re the best!

  15. Jordan

    Quite pleased!

    I ordered five of the straight run dark Brahma and picked them up today at the post this morning. They didn’t make a lot of noise so I was worried but once home and out they were everywhere! They are so lively and are all over the brooder eating, drinking and pooping! This is my first time ordering chicks and I’m extremely pleased with the quality and customer service your company provides. I’ll definitely be ordering again!

  16. Tina

    Very healthy

    Ive ordered dark brahma chicks last year and this year from Cackle and both batches have been noticeably more active, vigorous and healthy than other chicks breeds Ive gotten. Once mature, they are big beautiful, gentle birds that lay very well and continue to be very healthy.

  17. Erica J.

    Great experience

    Purchased 15 chicks–speckled sussex, easter egger, cinnamon queen, buff orpington and dark brahmas. I was sent two extra–buff orpington and easter egger. All chicks arrived super healthy and on time. It was a great experience with Cackle Hatchery from start to finish, and I’m so pleased since this was my very first experience purchasing chicks.

  18. Joey

    Dark graham hens are the best

    The dark graham hens are by far the sweetest chickens I have ever seen. These hens are the only breed to come up to me and let me pet them and pick them and they never run from me and are so calm. Mine are 9 months old now and doing great i have never had a problem at all with my dark graham hens.

  19. Nina, Missouri July 2013

    Where do I start?

    I picked up an order of chickens on April 23 of this year. You had some Blue Slate turkeys available when I got there so I thought OK I will try 6. What were the chances of getting 3 pairs, 3 toms and 3 hens? They are growing in leaps and bounds and everyone who sees them ask me where I got them. I am so PROUD to say Cackle Hatchery. Next year I will be ordering the Royal Palms turkeys also. Your staff is so knowledgeable. They looked over my order and noticed one of my chicks wasn’t a Light Brahma or a Wyandotte…they all looked the same to me so they added another chick to the order. I said it didn’t matter what kind just surprise me. Well they were right, one of the chicks is different and the added chick turned out to be a Dark Brahma so either way I was happy. I have already been going over the catalog planning next springs order. I am thinking “BROILERS”…yummy! Thank you for the high quality birds and even higher quality staff.

  20. Terra Arkansas July 2014

    Cackle Hatchery

    Our chicks that were shipped on March 4th are doing great! Cackle Red Broilers 25/26 still alive and Dark Brahmas 4 of the 5 arrived alive and they are doing good:)

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