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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

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    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

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  3. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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