Buff Orpington laying question...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Phionex Boy, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    When did your BO's Start laying eggs? Mine are 19 weeks tomorrow and still no eggs[​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    19 weeks is on the pretty early edge of time to expect eggs from them - of my three I had one lay right around 20 weeks, another right at 21 weeks and I am not sure if the third is or isn't laying yet but she wasn't as of last weekend (I'm better able to do a "stake out" to figure out who has joined in the laying fun on weekends as our flock has begun to lay -- we are up to 8 active layers, possibly 9 now - as I found a shell-less egg last night after our 8 had already laid - and I am not sure on who two of the 8 are as they started after last weekends IDs were made).
     
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  3. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    It will happen :) Mine didn't start until 22 weeks and 3 days haha Watch their combs and waddles for early signs. They're right there though so it shouldn't be too much longer.
     
  4. Peeps61

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    My Buffs did not lay any eggs until 23-24 weeks. So, it may be a bit longer for yours. Once they started laying, they were very dependable.
     
  5. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    ill post a pic soon
     
  6. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chirping

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    Hens or roos (19 weeks each)
     
  7. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    My guess is hens. And the bottom one is probably closer to laying than the top. But I'd bet any time now you'll have your first eggs.
     
  8. dreamcatcher12

    dreamcatcher12 In the Brooder

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    My chicks are now 15 weeks and one of then is laying they are small now im wondering will the get bigger and if it takes so long is there something wrong with mine that she laid so soon are they good eggs can some one help me out here
     
  9. Peeps61

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    Yes, the eggs get bigger as the hens mature. I have some who will occasionally lay a jumbo egg for me, but most are medium to large sized eggs. I'll get a double yolker once in a while too.
     
  10. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Crowing

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    It's not uncommon to see smaller or even a little misshaped eggs in the beginning. She's perfectly fine. The kinks will work themselves out over time.
     

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