The reason I went with the Buff Orpingtons are because they are big birds, and we want to raise them for both egg laying and also meat production.
The reason I ordered 2 Roos were in case one dies early. If not I'll probally have to pen one up.
Were going to try to not get too close to the ones we are getting and will let them free range on property. Will probally loose a few to hawaks and such.
But we want to try to get enough chickens so we can utilize them for both purposes.
Maybe I should have started with more?
Oh Yea I ordered them from My Pet Chicken.
The ones that I have now we got from an AG store in Bernville and we didn't loose any chicks with that batch.
I'll have to get some pictures of our girls up in the next few days.
Right now were dealing with the extremely cold WX as all and had to do the Vaselene trick to the girls combs.
and Had to thaw out thier water bucket even though it has a bucket heater, it still froze the water nipples. **** Cold here in the mountains.