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what age did your buff orpingtons start laying eggs

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i have 2,  23 weekolds 1 looks ready anyday now.

post #2 of 17

early in the 24th week

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post #3 of 17

Mine layed about 18 or 19 weeks.

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1 at 16 weeks, 2 at 18 weeks and 1 at 19 weeks.

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2 BOs, 3 SLWs,  2 Welsummers, 1 Specked Sussex, 1 Wellie roo named Kellog, 4 Welsummer chickies, 1 killer piebald miniature dachshund, 1 eighty-pound lab mix , 3 cats, 1 hubby, 2 children.
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post #5 of 17

I have some 23 week olds too and their not paying any attention to those nest boxes yet.

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Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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post #6 of 17

I hatched 4 buff orp pullets from hinkjc and 2 began laying on the exact same day and the othes within a few days of the first two...they were all about 6 months old....I don't recall the exact number of days or weeks.

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post #7 of 17

22 weeks approx

My husband has a dog & cat allergy, so we have one pet rabbit,  2 female cockatiels,  an older Barred Rock hen, 1 Langshan hen, over 2 dozen porcelain d'uccles, a dozen mille fleur d'uccles, and 11 Speckled Sussexes (1 male)   NPIP certified pullorum-typhoid-avianinfluenza free MO 43-711.
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My husband has a dog & cat allergy, so we have one pet rabbit,  2 female cockatiels,  an older Barred Rock hen, 1 Langshan hen, over 2 dozen porcelain d'uccles, a dozen mille fleur d'uccles, and 11 Speckled Sussexes (1 male)   NPIP certified pullorum-typhoid-avianinfluenza free MO 43-711.
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I am new to raising chickens as wells as to this site. I have a BO that I got the first of June and she was between one to two months old at that time. It is now the end of November and I have yet to get an egg out of her. I also have another BO and two Lavender Orpingtons that I got in mid July and these were also between one and two months old and are not laying yet. Any reason of why they are not laying yet? I was letting them out in the morning and they free ranged until th evening. I thought maybe they were laying outside of the coop. So I started keeping them in the coop and not letting them free range except a few days in the week in the afternoon. Any suggestions?

 

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post #9 of 17

I had 4 hatchery buff pullets, two were laying right at 6 months but the other two had not started yet. (lost the layers to a dog attack). This time of year the shorter days will factor in. If they are not laying by now, then they will probably wait until spring when the days get longer.





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My Edible Garden http://edible-garden.blogspot.com/ Current bird count; about 40 + or - a few chickens, 10 ducks; Easter Eggers, Olive eggers, Welsummer, Black Copper Marans, Buff Plymouth Rocks, Muscovy and Welsh Harlequin ducks.

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post #10 of 17

would artifical light make them start laying if light is the problem?

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