Tips to help my buff orpingtons lay eggs!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ashrich6, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. ashrich6

    ashrich6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,

    I have 4 buff orpington hens who are about 27 weeks old. I have yet to see an egg!! When will they start laying? They are on laying feed and have wonderful nesting boxes. I have put golf balls in their laying nests to give them a hint. Any other suggestions??

    Thank you!!

    -Asha
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    Are they showing any signs yet…squat, red wattles, combs? And I assume they are girls.

    There is nothing that can be done til they are ready to lay. One of mine was a late bloomer, searched and found one post of someone's BO who didn't lay first egg til 6 months old.
     
  3. ashrich6

    ashrich6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No squatting yet (at least I haven't noticed). But their wattles and combs are red. I'm guessing they are late bloomers?
     
  4. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    It may be a long wait....Chickens need 14 hours of light to trigger laying.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have 12 buff orpingtons , they are laying regular now. we got them in early march. they started laying at 27 weeks old.
     

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