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9 month old buff orpingtons not have not started laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TinaD, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. TinaD

    TinaD New Egg

    Jan 10, 2011
    I have a friend that acquired 3 5-month old orpingtons back in September. He assumed they would start laying but they have not. He's feeding them laying mash and they are in a very nice backyard and coop - no dogs bothering them. Does anyone know why they wouldn't be laying??

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
  3. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    St. Louis
    does he have any extra light in the coop? Turn a light on if he has electricity.
    is he sure about the age? could they be younger?
    my orp's started laying when their comb got really red.

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