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Are Buff Orpingtons good egg layers?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WhiteLeghorn2, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard Orpingtons usually lay an average of 3 eggs in a week. But then some people tell me that they lay 6 or 7 a week. Does anybody with experience know what they lay on average per week? Thanks! [​IMG]
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  2. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea,but would like to follow this post as I have 4 that have not started laying yet but should soon. I hope.
     
  3. WhiteLeghorn2

    WhiteLeghorn2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two that are 10 weeks old now. I know practically everything about orpingtons, except for how many eggs they lay. Everyone seems to say something different and I haven't gotten a solid answer, so I figured this would be a good topic to discuss with people who might actually know what they are talking about lol! Good luck with yours! How old are they? [​IMG]
     
  4. Imachicklvr2

    Imachicklvr2 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Buff Orpington that started laying at 21 weeks and has laid an egg a day since then. It has been four weeks now that she has been doing this. I am surprised because I had also read to only expect 3-4 eggs a week. She is from a hatchery. I don't know if that makes a difference. I am very proud of my girl!
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Your hatchery birds should lay in the 5-6 egg a week range.
     

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