Buff Orpingtons feed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by woodtrucker, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. woodtrucker

    woodtrucker Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 28, 2012
    I have 4 buff orpingtons that I was told when I purchased them that they were already laying. I've had them almost a month and no eggs. they are young (6mo) and I've been giving them layer feed for a month now. I'm little concerned that I shouldn't be giving them layer feed this long and not have eggs. Is this ok? The combs and wattles are starting to get red but still look more of a pinkish color. Should I switch back to starter feed? I could mix starter and layer as I have a bag of both.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas!
  2. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2012
    Jurupa Valley, CA
    Don't worry. I think that it may just be a matter of bad timing. Chickens slow down or stop laying during the winter months. I have 21 birds, including some Buff Orpingtons. My BOs have stopped laying all together, but were doing pretty good before winter. With 21 birds I get between 5 and 8 eggs a day now, in the spring and summer about 18. Adding extra light helps or else I would only be getting 1 or 2 a day.
  3. ub1243

    ub1243 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2012
    south jersey
    i think the new home has them off.
    i fed layer crumbles from the time they finished the bag of medicated chick crumbles.

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