Some haggados print sefiras haomer for the second night (outside Israel) at some point in Nirtzah, for people who didn't already count during Maariv. I've seen it after חסל סדור פסח, after אדיר הוא, and in many haggados not at all. I may have also seen it after ואמרתם זבח פסח but I'm not 100% sure.

Is there a reason why printers chose those particular places?

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    might also be connected to the minhag not to drink fourth cup until after first two songs in nirtza (redelheim haggada), so it is printed after the point where the seder is over for all practical purposes
    – Hershy S.
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 14:59

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There are those who specifically do not count the sefirah until the conclusion of the Seder. Effort is made to treat the second day of Yom Tov of golus as if Yom Tov is starting for the first time. It is given the same respect, as though there were an actual doubt when Yom Tov begins. Since counting sefirah must start on the night following the first day of Yom Tov, counting sefirah before the Seder contradicts the idea of starting the Seder anew. Therefore, counting sefirah is placed toward the end of the haggadah, when the mitzvos of the night have concluded. Those who count sefirah earlier maintain, zerizim makdimim l’mitzvos, i.e., mitzvos should be performed at the first opportunity. This is especially so regarding sefirah, according to the opinion it is med’Oraisa (a Torah obligation) even when there is no Omer offering.

  • I'm not sure this answers the question. Why do some of those people put it after Adir Hu? Why some after Zevach Pesach?
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 11:28
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    @DoubleAA it doesn't answer that particular variation, but the reason its after the mitzvos is correct. (As an aside, this is my minhag)
    – user15253
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 11:37
  • @oranges That particular variation is precisely what was asked!! "Is there a reason why printers chose those particular places?"
    – Double AA
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 11:37
  • user17093 do you have a source for delaying the omer? Can I find this reason in the M"B?
    – Ben Shaw
    Commented Mar 31, 2021 at 13:18

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