Buff Orpington - are they good winter egg layers?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MareeZoCool, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] My hubby has gotten a touch of chicken fever! We have one BA hen, and 1 OEG roo, we both treasure our fresh eggs. Hubby has decided another hen will be a good idea, since we both treasure gathering & eating fresh eggs.
    There are three suppliers nearby where we can pick up some pullets. I like the looks of the BO, do they lay all winter, as does my BA?
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Mine do with lights on-they are great hearty winter layers:)
     
  3. peggym

    peggym Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes!!!! the buffs are really good layers and very sweet girls to boot!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    My BO was doing well through winter until we lost her just after Christmas.
     
  5. prancie

    prancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    during the coldest weather in a century here in Alabama i was getting 4 eggs a day most days from my 4 hens.
     
  6. JLS

    JLS Love my feathered babies!

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    I have 10 orps and I was getting one egg per bird every other day during the coldest/darkest days this past winter. And it was very cold (I live in Maine). So I would have to say that they are good winter layers.[​IMG]
     
  7. bawkbawk

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    We live in northern Arizona, where it is really cold at night. Even with five feet of snow, our buffs were laying about 5 eggs a week each. They are beautiful, cold-hardy, and just the sweetest hens around.

    If we get more chickens, I will get more buff orpingtons. We love them!
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Buff Orpingtons are very good layers in winter. [​IMG]
    As long as you have a heat lamp in their coop at night. But even if you don't they still lay eggs! [​IMG]
     
  9. ByHisHands

    ByHisHands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our BO's started laying in the dead of winter, we were so happy [​IMG] We also had a heat lamp in the coop.
     
  10. sunshynertc

    sunshynertc Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Buff Orpingtons and I am getting 2 eggs a week from them. One of my Wyandottes is molting so she is not laying. The other Wyandotte is laying an egg a day. The Olive Egger is laying an egg a day. None of my other hens are laying. They include two Ameraucanas, one Rhode Island red, and one Easter Eggers.

    We do not have a heating lamp in the coop so maybe that is why we are getting so few eggs.
     

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