How many eggs from a Buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kait27, May 15, 2009.

  1. Kait27

    Kait27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central Massachusetts
    Any Buff Orp keepers out there, how many eggs per day do you average per chicken? or per week? Just wondering how many I can expect from my four when the time comes. I'm figuring about a dozen/week (from all four), think it will be more or less?
  2. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
    I usually get one a day from each of my buffs when they are NOT molting or brooding. When they first started laying, it was one egg about every other day.
  3. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Hi Kait-I have 4 BOs too. I get 3 eggs every day and 4 eggs about 2-3 times per week. They also laid all winter even without artificial light. They are 1 year old but didn't start laying until 26 weeks.... Have fun!
  4. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    My hen lays an egg a day faithfully.

    I love orpingtons!! My favorite chicken breed by far [​IMG]
  5. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I have four young BO's and I usually get at least 3 BO eggs per day. Most days I get 4....unless someone's broody.
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I have 9 hens and get 6-7 eggs a day all year round. A couple are broody even though I keep pulling eggs daily so those are probably the two that aren't laying.
  7. Kait27

    Kait27 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central Massachusetts
    Sounds great- so I'm probably looking at closer to 2 dozen per week. When I started to tell people I was getting chickens, the requests for fresh eggs started pouring in- i was afraid I had gotten in over my head, between my own house, my neighbors, co-workers, etc. 20ish eggs per week sounds good! I'm really looking forward to their arrival next month. 26 weeks til an egg? That will put me in the beginning of december. just in time for holiday baking!
    I picked the Orps for their gentle and quiet behavior, and I also thought they were one of the prettiest breeds available, and for their winter hardiness (located in Massachusetts.) Thanks for such quick and helpful replies. Any other BO advice is welcome!
  8. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    The buffs are awesome birds, their docility can sometimes be an issue with other birds. Mine however mix in very well with the rest of the flock. From what I read it seems like the Buff Orpington is good for about 160 - 180 eggs per year. I do not track my layers but seems fairly consistent with what I see in the coop.

    They are a single comb not a rose comb so you have a bit more risk of frost bite than you would in rose comb birds. I however have all single comb and had a bitter winter and the only frost bit I had was one rooster got a bit of a nip.
  9. Dreamer45

    Dreamer45 New Egg

    Feb 27, 2016
    Our hens started laying the first week of February. We have 6 hens and have collected 3 dozen eggs as of February 26th.

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