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I bought 6 buff orpingtons, one silkie, last week, all supposedly already laying. They are in the coop with my 4 buff babies and 3 silver laced Wyandotte girls who are about 8 weeks
So far, not an egg seen! I know just the stress of moving and new coop mates can slow egg production. How long should i give them to lay before i decide i need to put them on a stew pot?
I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars.
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post #2 of 5

it cold be that they are just of laying age, some chickens don't start to lay until a little after the 17-21 weeks

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #3 of 5

The stress from the move has probably been too much for them. Once they settle in and have a pecking order in place they will start again. No worries!

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I got one egg today!  I was excited!!

I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars.
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I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars.
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Originally Posted by ourhouse51 View Post
 

I got one egg today!  I was excited!!

AWESOME!!

Congrats too you and the hen!

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