Orpington ..when did yours first lay?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cristina33, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering how old your Orpingtons where when layed thier first egg ? Also when your Orpington roos really started crowing? I know they are a slow to mature but thought I would ask anyway!
    Thanks!!
    Cristina
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My two Buffs laid at 22 and 23 weeks, respectively. My two Blues laid at 23 weeks and 25 weeks respectively. I don't remember exactly when Suede started crowing, but I'm thinking it was maybe around 12 or 13 weeks old or so.
     
  3. cristina33

    cristina33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cyn you are lucky on the crowing!! I love the sound of a roosters crow. I have 13 roosters and hear MAYBE 3 crows a day [​IMG] .And they are not from my BO roos they don`t hardly crow at all (maybe I will hear 1 once a week). My orps are 19 weeks old.
    Cristina
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Suede is a crowing fiend in the mornings! He crows maybe 15 times from every 3-4 of Hawkeye's. We have all sorts of roosters around us, though, and he just can't help himself.
     

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