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I have two buff orpingtons that have not started to lay, I brought them home over two weeks ago. I have a suspension that they are molting because there is a lot of feathers all over the place.

And is it possible that my white bantem hen with white ear lobes can lay light brown eggs. Because when ever I look in the coop, she is the only one ever in the nest box.
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You could well be correct. Hope your bantam is not broody though - I understand they can be little tinkers in that sense.

 

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I have two buff orpingtons that have not started to lay, I brought them home over two weeks ago. I have a suspension that they are molting because there is a lot of feathers all over the place.

And is it possible that my white bantem hen with white ear lobes can lay light brown eggs. Because when ever I look in the coop, she is the only one ever in the nest box.

Stress of the move and integration into new flock could trigger a molt.

Bantam maybe be broody....or hiding from other bids.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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