Filling out?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TwinMommy2009, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. TwinMommy2009

    TwinMommy2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    When can I expect my Buff Orpingtons to start filling out?? They were hatched in March. Cockerels arent crowing, and hens haven't begun laying. Im wanting to cull off some of my roos (11 roos, 6 hens) but Im wanting to keep the best ones.
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    They won't get their full, glorious bulk until they're a bit over a year old. But feathering out should be right around 8 weeks or so. They're kinda slow to mature, so don't expect eggs until at least 24 weeks.
     
  3. TwinMommy2009

    TwinMommy2009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your quick reply!! I cant wait until they are big fluffy things! [​IMG]


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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My Buffy is not quite 10 months old. She went broody in June and hatched a single chick on June 26th. Here she is with my first GrandChick.
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    This is what she looked like at about 8 months old.
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    Ain't she purdy???
     
  5. TwinMommy2009

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    She's gorgeous!! [​IMG]

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