25 week old Buff Orpington not laying :(

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by smitty13_0, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. smitty13_0

    smitty13_0 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2009
    25 week old buff not laying [​IMG] Her comb is not very developed yet. Looks more like a pea comb than a single. But its getting there. Her waddle is pretty good, but it has me worried. I also have (3) gold sex links and she doesnt compete with them so. I'm worried she's not getting enough nutrients...... ANY ADVISE???
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  2. daklander

    daklander Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 1, 2009
    Menifee, CA
    If she's like our three Buffs you still have two or three weeks to go.
  3. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep. Ours didn't start laying until they were about 29 weeks old.
  4. raspeary

    raspeary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    Cortland New York
    my buffs are around the same age and i think only one is laying. I got 4 more waiting to start.
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I have 11 buff girls that are 23 weeks and just one started laying 4 days ago. I am hoping that the rest follow along soon!
  6. bigredfeather

    bigredfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Yorkshire, Ohio
    One of my three 23 week old just layed her first yesterday. The other two are at the same place as yours with comb/waddle.

    Be patient, it will be worth it.
  7. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
  8. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Sorry to hear......... hope you get eggs soon. Our 25 Buffs are doing great, theres acouple still not laying I guess... we usually get 20ish give or take a day now. (we have 3 RIRs and 2 bantams laying too) Our Buffs started laying around 21 weeks and have been getting better every week. Good Luck!
  9. smitty13_0

    smitty13_0 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 14, 2009
    THANKS EVERYONE.... for all your input.. I have noticed that my other girls (squat) when you approach them. And to me that says that they are laying..... which they are:D !!!!!!!!! But our Buff is still a little skittish and is a late bloomer:(
  10. happi752

    happi752 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2009
    Casa Grande
    my BOs were 32 weeks old before they started laying.

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