When do Buff Orpingtons start laying?

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

  1. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 4, 2011
    Conyers Georgia
    I have 31 Buff orps that will be 25 weeks this coming Monday. I got my first egg at 19 weeks and the number of eggs I get has been going up every since. Yesterday I got 22 eggs, so I don't think everyone is laying yet
    but getting real close. I could tell that some seemed to mature faster than others, they got combs and waddles while some had almost nothing.

    Buffs Only
  2. edible_chicken

    edible_chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    my two biggest buff laid at 18 weeks. the other three took about 21 weeks.
  3. laseterlass

    laseterlass Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    5 BO pullets. One has laid 2 eggs now at 18 and a half weeks. She is the only one squatting and I scratch her back when she does. There are 3 others with red face and large wattles, no squatting yet. Then there is Queen Latifa. A third again as large as the others, pink face, no comb or wattles. ATTITUDE! Will not come when she is called. Wants to sleep in the tomato plant instead of the coop. I have to pick her up and put her in there. GRRRRR. I will be lucky if she is laying by Christmas. But I am sure thrilled by Queen Elizabeths eggs!
  4. chickmagnet420

    chickmagnet420 New Egg

    Jun 14, 2012
    Jonesboro, AR
    I have 15 Buff Orpington chickens. I got my first egg at 16 weeks. Some of the hens have matured faster than others with some cackling and some not. I also have 2 roosters, one has been crowing since he was 13 weeks old and has been mating with the hens since week 15. The other rooster hasn't made a peep and doesn't even look to be maturing. I guess it all depends on the individual chicken as to when they begin maturing.
  5. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    South Carolina
    My first egg was from a Buff Orp that was one day shy of 18 weeks. The other five took 19-22 weeks.
  6. angel51901

    angel51901 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 29, 2012
    I have 2 BO's that are 20 weeks on friday and 6 BO's that are 16 weeks none of them are laying yet but there faces are bright red and combs are about 1/8 "....come on girls you can do it!!
  7. Buffs4Us

    Buffs4Us New Egg

    Jul 15, 2012
    Our Orpingtons are only 10 weeks old, but hubby is already excited and started putting golf balls in their nesting boxes! [​IMG]

    When do we start giving them oyster shells?
  8. Darlagips

    Darlagips Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2012
    Splendora, TX
    My buffs are 23 weeks old and just starting to lay. I purchased 20 and I'm getting 10 eggs aday for now.
  9. chickmagnet420

    chickmagnet420 New Egg

    Jun 14, 2012
    Jonesboro, AR
    Update: My Buff's are now 22 weeks old and getting from 9 to 11 eggs per day. Some are the size of grade A large but most are still pullet eggs. I have even got 3 double yolked eggs.
  10. 7 Biddies

    7 Biddies Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2012
    NE GA Mountains
    My Coop
    Once they start getting red faces and wattles, how big do the wattles get? Do they develop them quickly, or do they take a while to fully develop?

    Thanks in advance for the information. The Head Biddy
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012

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