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When do buff orpington's start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SeismicWave9, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. SeismicWave9

    SeismicWave9 Out Of The Brooder

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    My buff orpington's are 22 weeks old. When should I expect them to start laying eggs?
     
  2. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends on the individual bird. Most will lay by 6 months. I had one buff that didn't lay until she was 11 months.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Usually, they will start to lay sometime around 20 to 30 weeks. Orpingtons can be slow to mature, and with shortening days, they can take even longer to start.
     
  4. SeismicWave9

    SeismicWave9 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the feedback.
     

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