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When do Buff Orpingtons start laying?

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I know buff orpingtons lay later than some other breeds of chickens. About how many weeks old are they before they lay?

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Buff Orpingtons, Wheaten Ameraucanas. Bantam Lav. Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers, Bantam Cochins. LF Cochins
Muscovys, Brown Chinese Geese,Toulouse, Pekins, Khaki Campbells and rabbits...

Whats not to love about pets you can eat?
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post #2 of 121

Ours started laying at about 28 weeks.

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post #3 of 121

I will be very interested in the answers...Ours are 27.5 weeks old and still aren't laying....

2 RIR, 2 BO, 1 BR,  4 true Ameraucanas, 2 Black Copper Marans  --looking to add a few SLW, GLW and Blue Copper Marans --Oh, the Chicken Math!!!
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2 RIR, 2 BO, 1 BR,  4 true Ameraucanas, 2 Black Copper Marans  --looking to add a few SLW, GLW and Blue Copper Marans --Oh, the Chicken Math!!!
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~Michaela~ Starting over!1 kitteh, 1 GSD mix, 3 boys & a wonderful Hubba that puts up with all of my shenanigans.... Birds include- 3 khaki campbell ducklings, 3 pearl guinea keets, chicks (3 Tetra tints, 3 white Plymouth rocks, 1 barred rock, 3 red sex links, 2 EE's, 1 silkie, 1 possible serama). Near Knoxville :)
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~Michaela~ Starting over!1 kitteh, 1 GSD mix, 3 boys & a wonderful Hubba that puts up with all of my shenanigans.... Birds include- 3 khaki campbell ducklings, 3 pearl guinea keets, chicks (3 Tetra tints, 3 white Plymouth rocks, 1 barred rock, 3 red sex links, 2 EE's, 1 silkie, 1 possible serama). Near Knoxville :)
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post #5 of 121

Whenever they feel like it -- but after that, mine have been faithful, even laying occasionally when they are in moult.

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Silkies, B/B/S Orpington, Buff Orpington, Easter Egger, Welsummer, Gold Laced Wyandotte, Buff Brahma, White Rock, Barred Rock

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post #6 of 121

I have six that are 25 weeks old and three are laying and three are not. All hatched together & all are the friendliest birds you could ever ask for. I am patiently waiting flfl

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5 Buff Orps, 4 Blk Lorps, 3 cats & one fantastic husband who builds homes for us all. produces
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Now I Have To Mention That I Asked This Question Myself Becuase I Too Have Buff Orps. I Was Told About 20 Weeks. Should I Be Planning On Them Laying Later Than That Then?

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DH, 8yo munchkin, 1 dearly loved dog and 10 buff orpington pullets (we lost one).... and all the wild animals you can imagine
with 1 new german shepherd puppy!
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post #8 of 121

I have 7 buff comets.  They are the least friendly of the four breeds I have.  Others are BA. RIR, BR.  (The Barred Rocks are the friendliest.)  I was told by an experienced poultry raiser that I could expect the buff comets to lay before the others.  He thought it would be 22 weeks at the earliest for them.

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NECESSITY MAY BE THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, BUT GOD IS THE FATHER OF ALL GOOD THINGS.    (G. Simpkins)
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post #9 of 121

I have 9 Buffs and only one is laying she was about 18-19 weeks  when she started.But none of the others have even started the egg song or squat she was laying one every other day when she started but now she is laying one egg every day!!! YAY! just wish my others would start now, but have feeling it will still be a while.


Edited by RlgNorth - 9/16/09 at 7:13am
Proud Mommy of 3 children ages 6,3, and 1. A wonderful husband that spoils me!, 5 dogs ,2 mallard ducks , 3 turkeys,  8 RIR 9 Buffs 6 bant, 2 white rock, and 6 Seramas, 1 buff Silkie, 6 guineas. Becoming chicken obsessed!!!
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Proud Mommy of 3 children ages 6,3, and 1. A wonderful husband that spoils me!, 5 dogs ,2 mallard ducks , 3 turkeys,  8 RIR 9 Buffs 6 bant, 2 white rock, and 6 Seramas, 1 buff Silkie, 6 guineas. Becoming chicken obsessed!!!
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post #10 of 121

I raise only Buff Orpingtons.

IME I have had them lay from 20-23 weeks. My current flock, two girls started at 20 weeks exactly, and 3 are not laying yet at 22 weeks.

I've never had them start later than 23 weeks though.

Right from the start they are always beautiful strong brown eggs, and always consistant once they start. (Not starting/stopping as some other breeds.)

Look for bright red combs and wattles. This is a sure sign POL is imminate.

It is so hard waiting for that first egg! And it never ceases to be sooooooooooo exciting when it happens! wee

Ma

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