I bought 8 chickens 4 of which were buff orpingtons. I showed the other 4 chicks more attention because honestly I favored them(gold lace wyandottes) over the orpingtons because they weren't one of my breeds of choice. Don't get me wrong I did give them attention too! Now these are my favorites! They have so much personality and very sweet and lovable chickens. I had one get sick and I put her in my room and she stayed in with me for about a week and she was fine being alone and would follow me or sit in the bed with me. I have a difficult time walking in the chicken coop they are always dancing around and in between my feet. I have accidently kicked them while walking, its hard trying trying to watch out for 4 chickens with 2 eye balls. They will hop in my lap and sit on my shoulder. They are very lovable and are fine being around my 4 dogs and the cat. They are only 3 months old, no eggs to talk about yet! I have several chicken breeds in the past and these are my new favorite breed!!