Buff Orpington egg production

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MaggieBischof, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. MaggieBischof

    MaggieBischof Just Hatched

    Oct 4, 2015
    Baton Rouge,LA USA
    56 eggs in 17 days. is that typical for 6 Buff Orpington hens? I haven't added any lighting to lengthen daylight. These girls seem to be always waiting in line for a nest.. I had 10 and rehomed 4 with a friend and they are all laying now too, The first layer, Henrietta started in October at 5 months, and is the smallest hen and the leader, and the larger hens much later but I think she is being challenged by a larger hen. I had no idea these chicks would be so prolific. It will be interesting to see when they slow down,
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    That's right around normal for Buff Orpingtons which typically lay 3-4 eggs per week per hen.

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