Looks like the Buffs are starting to lay.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by daklander, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. daklander

    daklander Out Of The Brooder

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    Today we had our first four egg day with one of the eggs a different color. It was much lighter than the eggs we get from the RIRs, with an almost pinkish hue. Since I know at least one of the RIRs is laying large eggs and laid one yesterday, the lighter colored egg has to be from one of the Buff Orpingtons. At least one has been paying attention to what the RIRs are doing in the nest boxes over the last few days too so that, to me, is a teller.
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! That sounds just like a Buff's egg to me!
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats...


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  4. Pick-a-LilyFarm

    Pick-a-LilyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are your orpingtons? Mine are 17 weeks and I'm wondering how much longer I have to wait to see my first eggs.

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  5. fjorddreamer

    fjorddreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!
     
  6. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations... sounds like a BO's egg to me too [​IMG]
     
  7. daklander

    daklander Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Somewhere over 24 weeks. I have trouble remembering but it's a least a month after the first egg for the RIRs which was at about 20 weeks.
     

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