Originally Posted by lakeyn
Hello! Does anyone have Buff Orpington or any Orpington chicks or pullets planned anytime between now & the end of November? I'm in Mesa, but will travel reasonable distance for healthy birds. My son's birthday is next month & I'd like to get him a few. The feed store says they will have a shipment of chicks 4 days before his b-day....but I saw 3 dead in the pen today. Considering they just came in this morning, that doesn't seem like good odds. I think I'd rather go straight to the farm (or backyard) :)
I can't help you with the Buff Orpingtons but am wondering if you ever sell your eggs. I'm in Montana at the moment but we're snowbirds and live in Mesa during the winter. I would love to be able to purchase eggs from someone rather than buy them from the store. I also miss seeing chickens when I'm in AZ and would count it as a plus if when I could see yours when I buy eggs (if you have any to sell).
I'm not sure I would buy another Buff Orpington myself. I have one and she's 8 months old. So far her face and comb are not even red yet. She has never shown any interest in the nesting boxes. Her pink comb is getting a little darker now so hopefully she lays before we leave here in November.