7 months old and not yet laying eggs

TigerBR

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Mar 19, 2020
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I have 4 buff Orpingtons and 1 black australorp. I got them from Hoover’s when 15 weeks old on June 17. They are very happy chickens but have not started laying. Big coop, big run, and free range about 3 hours a day. Should I be concerned? Thanks
 

RW1984

Chirping
Aug 14, 2020
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I’m willing to bet they are laying their eggs while free ranging ;) try removing that from their day and planting some fake eggs in their nesting boxes. Give them one to two weeks in the run only with coop access and watch what happens
 

RW1984

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Aug 14, 2020
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However if you got them in June they are only 3 months old not 7. And if that’s the case they are still too young to lay eggs
 

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