what age did your buff orpingtons start laying eggs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by blueseal, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2, 23 weekolds 1 looks ready anyday now.
     
  2. Big C

    Big C J & C Farms

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    early in the 24th week
     
  3. new chicken mommy

    new chicken mommy Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine layed about 18 or 19 weeks.
     
  4. A2SciTeach

    A2SciTeach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 at 16 weeks, 2 at 18 weeks and 1 at 19 weeks.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have some 23 week olds too and their not paying any attention to those nest boxes yet.
     
  6. kayjuggler

    kayjuggler Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched 4 buff orp pullets from hinkjc and 2 began laying on the exact same day and the othes within a few days of the first two...they were all about 6 months old....I don't recall the exact number of days or weeks.
     
  7. teddiliza

    teddiliza Chillin' With My Peeps

    22 weeks approx
     
  8. robe763

    robe763 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to raising chickens as wells as to this site. I have a BO that I got the first of June and she was between one to two months old at that time. It is now the end of November and I have yet to get an egg out of her. I also have another BO and two Lavender Orpingtons that I got in mid July and these were also between one and two months old and are not laying yet. Any reason of why they are not laying yet? I was letting them out in the morning and they free ranged until th evening. I thought maybe they were laying outside of the coop. So I started keeping them in the coop and not letting them free range except a few days in the week in the afternoon. Any suggestions?

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  9. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 4 hatchery buff pullets, two were laying right at 6 months but the other two had not started yet. (lost the layers to a dog attack). This time of year the shorter days will factor in. If they are not laying by now, then they will probably wait until spring when the days get longer.
     
  10. robe763

    robe763 Out Of The Brooder

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    would artifical light make them start laying if light is the problem?
     

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