Buff Orpington egg production

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

  1. MaggieBischof

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    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

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

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