Buff Orphington-when will she lay again???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by walkerkm, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. walkerkm

    walkerkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased this beautiful Buff Orphington from a poultry swap in August of this year. I was told that she was born last spring (april) so she is 16 mos. old. I was told that she molted and should be laying within the week. We have had her for 4-5 weeks, with no sign of an egg.
    Is this normal?
    When will she lay again?
    How long does this process last-i have read could be 6 weeks+.

    I was a little afraid this am when she started squawking at the other hens, she sounded like she was trying to crow...could she be a he??? gosh i hope not! she's a beautiful bird. Please let me know your thoughts.

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  2. flymamma

    flymamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means an expert .. but if she were a he ... the tail feathers would be longer . They do tend to squack when they are getting ready to lay for weeks before ... and then when they do lay they SING ... Loudly !She is beautiful , be patient the eggs will come ...
     
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Def. a hen. Patience!
     
  4. Country4ever

    Country4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm assuming she was laying eggs for the previous owner?
    How many other chickens do you have?
     
  5. walkerkm

    walkerkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have 6 including her.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. Hen... [​IMG]
     
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    She's a hen, yes. She'll lay when she gets used to the new surroundings... can be anywhere from 2 days to 8 months.

    And it's Orpington, not Orphington. [​IMG]
     
  8. walkerkm

    walkerkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally!!!! [​IMG]
    she laid an egg yesterday 1/17/10! 1st one since we bought her in August. Medium size and a very pale beige color. I didn't think it would ever happen....
     
  9. Mountain Sunshine

    Mountain Sunshine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Congrats! She will be laying for you every day if she is anything like my BO's.
     

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