Will my Buffs ever lay this year?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Peep Peeper, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Peep Peeper

    Peep Peeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 buff orpingtons that are 23 weeks old. My ri reds are the same age & started laying 3 weeks ago.
    My question is now with the days getting shorter and the temps dropping (we live in MA) what is the likelihood that they'll lay any eggs before spring?
     
  2. DLV58

    DLV58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my 2 buffs are 23wks and only 1 is laying
     
  3. sepaditty1

    sepaditty1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 2 RIR and one mystery girl. All 3 are 25 weeks old. None have laid an egg.
     
  4. Peep Peeper

    Peep Peeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it could take them a while, but I'm wondering if I should put a light in the coop on a timer to encourage them to lay sooner rather than holding out over winter.
     
  5. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you decide to give them extra light it is completely up to you. l told myself that if all of my chickens weren't laying that i would go ahead and give them light so that all would lay before winter rest. its completely up to you
     
  6. Peep Peeper

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    I think I want to add light. Now I just need to read up on how to safely hang a light in the coop so I don't cause a fire or have any of them get hurt.
     
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