22 week old buff orpington pullets

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bigz1983, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. bigz1983

    bigz1983 Songster

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    I have 8 buff orpington pullets 22 weeks old.

    Some of them have very small pale combs/waddles and few others are getting bigger/redder.

    The pullets with the bigger/red combs/waddles will do the squat when my buff orpington rooster gets near them.

    Does that mean they are close to laying eggs?
     
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  2. moniquem

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    Yeah!!!
     
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  3. elmoflim

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    Red combs and squatting are the signs to look for!!!! Love buff Orpingtons, but they take their time to start laying sometimes
     
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  4. bigz1983

    bigz1983 Songster

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    One of the 8 buff orpington 22 week old 20180812_142812.jpg pullets laid her first egg today
    Here she is far right nest box
     
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  5. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Happy Holidays to all my BYC Peeps!

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    How EGG-citing! :wee
    Enjoy this fresh eggs!!!!
     
  6. bigz1983

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    Her first egg 20180812_160635.jpg
     
  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    First eggs are very exciting!
     
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  8. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    2x elmoflim Love Orpingtons but they lay to their own timing :pop
    The squatting is a good sign but it's still waiting game :rolleyes:
     
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  9. bigz1983

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    Actually she laid her first egg today right after I posted this thread
     
  10. HazelandPearl

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    My Buffs took a little extra time too but seem to be good layers even in this Florida heat!
     
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