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Orpington

My Orpington Experience

A review on: Orpington
Silver Silkie

Pros: Large birds, good layers, good broodies, good mothers, quiet, docile

Cons: I can't think of anything negative...

We bought three breeds of chicks in April. 10 Buff Orpington, 10 Barred Rock, and 5 Speckled Sussex (to breed with my SS rooster). I loved the Buff Orpingtons better than the rest. I bought them as chicks for about $2.00 each. These little guys were the liveliest and the strongest out of all of them. They are amazing layers and excellent broodies and mothers. Out of the ten pullets I ordered,...
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Andalusian

Pros: two eggs a day beautiful fast

Cons: man to other chickens queenly

The chanteclers have been a bit of a disappointment.
The chanteclers have been a bit of a disappointment.

Chantecler

Pros: cold hardy

Cons: don't seem to be heat hardy

Really sturdy birds, steady layer, good meat
Really sturdy birds, steady layer, good meat

Australorp

Pros: Friendly, smart, high self preservation habits, good size, steady layers, heat tolerant

Cons: Can be flighty

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