Normal laying age for Buff Orps?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rsarns, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Buff Orps, they are 22 weeks old. The BR's of the same age started laying last week. My other hens all started between 18-22 weeks. Only one of the Orp's looks like she is ready, comb getting red and bigger.... yet she hasn't even been interested in the nest boxes or hasn't squatted... just curious. No complaints as I am getting between 11 and 12 eggs a day from my others.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Anytime now. They are a bit slower to mature than rocks.
     
  3. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 31 buffs in April from McMurry and some started laying at 19 weeks. I sure it'll be any day now.

    Buffs Only
     
  5. NC DixieChick

    NC DixieChick New Egg

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    My Buff Orp just layed her first egg yesterday -- at exactly 30 weeks old! Sheesh..... so, hang in there!
     
  6. yankeedoodle300

    yankeedoodle300 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear 20-30 Weeks on All Chickens...
     

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