When do Buff Orpingtons start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by bufforp89, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Casii

    Casii Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2010
    We only have one BO, Duckie. She started laying at about 23 weeks and is a super reliable layer plus she's our spokeschicken. She's the one we use to introduce to chicken fraidycats.
  2. Deedrahsue

    Deedrahsue Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 24, 2011
    Fresno, TX
    My Buff Orpingtons are 26 weeks old today still aren't laying this forum makes me so glad I am not the only one! 27.5 weeks and not laying? Wow, I have 13 I am so excited, we even put fake eggs out so they will lay in their area. Now I am simply awaiting the eggs laying! [​IMG]:pop
  3. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2011
    Navajo County
    I have a 22 week buff no eggs she looks like she getting ready but not for another feww weeks at least..
  4. meltrav

    meltrav New Egg

    Aug 14, 2011
    We have 6 Buff Orpingtons and at 18 weeks we came home to two eggs. We then got 1 egg a day for the next week or so and finally today at 21 weeks we got our first "3-egg day". I know not all 6 are laying, but they all look so much alike I can't tell which ones aren't yet. [​IMG]
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    28 WEEK OLDS, and still some are not laying. [​IMG]
  6. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Plainfield, IN
    my 5 buffs are 24 weeks and not laying.
  7. myhubbycallsmechickeemama

    myhubbycallsmechickeemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2011
    Arco, ID
    I have 24 Buff Orpington's and 2 of them laid their first egg at 19 weeks. One of them continues to lay on a daily basis and the other hasn't laid an egg since she laid the first one a week ago. Probably about 30% of the girls are starting to squat so I'm expecting them to start laying any day now.
  8. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2011
    Conyers Georgia
    I have 32 buff orps that I got April 4th from McMurry and some of them started laying at 19 weeks. I am now getting about ten eggs a day and they were 21 weeks old on Monday. Some of them seemed to mature a little faster than others, getting combs and waddles sooner that others.

    Buffs only
  9. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2010
    Marshfield, Ma.
    I got 3 @ 19wks and no eggs. I knew full well that they would be around 22/26 wks before getting eggs. But one looks like she might be getting ready,her comb and wattles are bigger than the other 2 and is red,not bright red,red none the less. The other 2 are still pinkish. Still waiting for the Cinnamon Queens to get going,keep telling them that they are sex-links and egg laying from them is early and often. Dont think they are listening.

    Well I guess my thought process has gone to H-E-double hockey sticks. I was at a friends helping get set up for his annual pig roast and get a text pic from my daughter. One of my Buffs decided that yesterday was the day and gave us a small to medium egg. I knew she was close due to the color of her comb,but I guess I didnt know how close. If I were a betting man I would have thought the CQs would have laid first. Oh well I will take it.
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  10. kjbreit

    kjbreit New Egg

    May 16, 2011
    27 weeks, no eggs yet... Just added a light to go on with a timer in the morning so they are getting at least 14 hrs of sun.

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