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    Buff orpington and...buff orpington?

    Never heard of those, but I like what I'm reading so far, and she looks like one!
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    Buff orpington and...buff orpington?

    We love EEs, so we wouldn't mind! And even though this means only one buff, we have 3 lavender orpingtons, so plenty of orps!
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    Buff orpington and...buff orpington?

    Possible. RSL markings are similar. Haven't had one before.
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    Buff orpington and...buff orpington?

    So we got this bunch of chickens a while back, and we were told these two were buff orpingtons. The one is clearly a buff, but the other doesn't look like a buff to me. Am I wrong? What breed might she be?
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    Best breeds to buy

    I would love pictures!
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    Best breeds to buy

    We plan to roof part of it. The last coop was off the ground so they could run under it, but we can't do that with this coop.
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    Best breeds to buy

    We had chickens for several years a while back, we just gave up after they kept getting wiped out by bears. New location means we try again. But when we were building the first coop, I looked up what predators go after chickens in our area. I quickly realized we had seen, heard, or caught on...
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    Best breeds to buy

    Nah, we have ALL the predators around here lol. Foxes, bears, hawks, etc. We will make it as good as we can, but I'm not chancing it. The coop will be Fort Knox, but the run is harder. Hardware cloth, deer netting, and electric fence, but that will only do so much.
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    Best breeds to buy

    The idea is to let them out in the run every day. Leaving the coop open so they can access food, water, and shelter. And having available water and shelter in the run as well.
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    Best breeds to buy

    You can have less room per chicken if you have a large run, which we will. We had a 6x6 coop for a flock of over 20 birds at our old house. They were fine until the bears came for dinner.
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    Best breeds to buy

    Our coop is 8x8 and our run will be HUGE. They'll be running between 2 garden areas for pest control lol, and the area will be about 8x100. And plenty of room for more run; we have almost 5 acres. And we love EEs, we had one a few years ago and she was a sweetheart!
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    Best breeds to buy

    Sooooo...I went a little crazy. My hubby was at Rural King for non chicken reasons and I asked him to go over and see what breeds they had. Which resulted in me and the kids trekking over to get chicks. The plan WAS to only get 6, but the chicken math was STRONG tonight! Hubby gave me the nod to...
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    Best breeds to buy

    Gold laced. And they weren't bullies to the other girls, they would peck our feet. Every time any of us went in the run, they went after our feet.
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    Best breeds to buy

    Thank you all for your replies!! I have experience with a few of the mentioned breeds, from previous flocks, I just wanted some feedback on breeds I haven't had before. The store I'll be going to is a Rural King, as there aren't any other stores selling chicks around here and I'm not ordering...
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    Best breeds to buy

    I'm finally getting more chicks! I had a flock years ago and it got wiped out by bears. We moved to a new place and we're getting everything set up next week for a huge chicken coop! I'm over the moon to have chickens again. Unfortunately, due to availability, I may not be able to get exactly...
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