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Buff Orpington - are they good winter egg layers?

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wee My hubby has gotten a touch of chicken fever! We have one BA hen, and 1 OEG roo,  we both treasure our fresh eggs.  Hubby has decided another hen will be a good idea, since we both treasure gathering & eating fresh eggs.
There are three suppliers nearby where we can pick up some pullets. I like the looks of the BO, do they lay all winter, as does my BA?

~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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Originally Posted by MareeZoCool 

wee My hubby has gotten a touch of chicken fever! We have one BA hen, and 1 OEG roo,  we both treasure our fresh eggs.  Hubby has decided another hen will be a good idea, since we both treasure gathering & eating fresh eggs.
There are three suppliers nearby where we can pick up some pullets. I like the looks of the BO, do they lay all winter, as does my BA?


Mine do with lights on-they are great hearty winter layers:-)

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Silver Laced Brahmas, Tolbunts,BBS Marans, Tolbunt mixed bucket of fun eggs and ;A bunch of projects working right now!!!!! 

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post #3 of 9

Yes!!!! the buffs are really good layers and very sweet girls to boot!

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My BO was doing well through winter until we lost her just after Christmas.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #5 of 9

during the coldest weather in a century here in Alabama i was getting 4 eggs a day most days from my 4 hens.

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I have 10 orps and I was getting one egg per bird every other day during the coldest/darkest days this past winter. And it was very cold (I live in Maine). So I would have to say that they are good winter layers.smile

                             ♥ ♥ ♥ 20 Hens, 3 Roos, 1 Standard Poodle, 1 Cat, 2 Fish, 2 Rabbits, 1 Corn Snake, and 1 Pacman Frog ♥ ♥ ♥
♥ ♥ ♥ Easter Eggers, Blue Silkies, Salmon Faverolles, Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Red Stars; Porcelain, White & Blue D'Uccles ♥ ♥ ♥
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                             ♥ ♥ ♥ 20 Hens, 3 Roos, 1 Standard Poodle, 1 Cat, 2 Fish, 2 Rabbits, 1 Corn Snake, and 1 Pacman Frog ♥ ♥ ♥
♥ ♥ ♥ Easter Eggers, Blue Silkies, Salmon Faverolles, Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Red Stars; Porcelain, White & Blue D'Uccles ♥ ♥ ♥
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post #7 of 9

We live in northern Arizona, where it is really cold at night. Even with five feet of snow, our buffs were laying about 5 eggs a week each.  They are beautiful, cold-hardy, and just the sweetest hens around.

If we get more chickens, I will get more buff orpingtons.  We love them!

post #8 of 9

Buff Orpingtons are very good layers in winter. smile
As long as you have a heat lamp in their coop at night. But even if you don't they still lay eggs! smile

Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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Breeding:

 

 

~ Seramas ~ Bantam Splash Cochins ~ LF Coronation & Light Sussex ~

 

~ White & Colored Sebastopols ~ American Buffs ~

 

 ~ Muscovys ~ Calls ~

 

~ Peafowl ~~ Lavender & Slate Turkeys ~

 

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post #9 of 9

Our BO's started laying in the dead of winter, we were so happy celebrate  We also had a heat lamp in the coop.

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