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Chicken Breeds item created by Super Admin, Jan 10, 2012
Pros - Docile, good egg layers, beautiful
Cons - None
I love my orpingtons they're the best chickens I have!! I have so many varieties too love the colors
Pros - Super Friendly
I love Orpingtons and although mine are only 19 weeks old they are very friendly and curious birds. They are growing beautifully and have a gorgeous golden color feather.
Pros - Broodiness, Size, Friendliness, Large Brown egg
Love my Orps they are my breed of choice for both meat and eggs. Great at laying and also at hatching out their own babies. Great mothers and wonderful free range birds.
Pros - Sweet and social. Loving with relaxing disposition when held. Some will come to sit in your lap. Active; great foragers.
Cons - Heavy feathered; needs more care during hot months.
I’ve got 3 ladies that I acquired in March as few day olds. They’ve been nothing but sweet, beautiful little perfect chickens! One has started laying just a few days ago. 7 eggs in a row every day like clockwork. Not bad for August in East TX where it’s hot. I have fans to ventilate and lots of hardware cloth/cattle panel and predator apron to keep my girls in an open “garden coop style” with dirt floor setting. They receive a probiotic/electrolyte drink 24/7 along with plenty of fresh water in pans and in waterer. I provide gallon ice blocks daily in there open igloo ice chest for when temps are over 90F or 90F heat index. This is all important to keep the girls less stressed and cool. I hope this review helps if you are thinking of getting some BOs, although I would do all this for any breed.
Pros - They are friendly and very passive. Great with kids and tolerant to being picked up.
Cons - They can be loud after laying an egg. They are also prone to be broody so you need to be diligent about picking up eggs every day unless you want them to hatch the eggs. This can be a pro or a con.
Pros - They are sweet birds and noises out of these birds are at a minimum!!
Cons - Buff Orpingtons have a low laying rate and they are known for going broody a lot
I think that the Buff Orpington chicken is a very sweet bird. They are gental and they will (once in a while) let me pet them and pick them up. However, they are chickens that have a low laying rate and they are known to go broody quite often. I have experienced this a lot with this chicken. Besides that reason, I recommend this chicken for people who are starting.
Pros - Friendly and calm, quiet, good layer, nice to other hens
Cons - Goes broody so not a great producer, but i love her just the same.
Pros - They are wonderful forgagers, and fantastic broodies. They're also very sweet and good layers.
Cons - I can't think of any, Except they poop like all other chickens.
We love our buff Orpingtons, ours are always out foraging, so they don't seem to eat as much. They aren't skittish or freaked out by the sight of a human. Ours are constantly in the barn going broody, and are very good mommas too. Overall, they are great chickens, and we love them.
Pros - Sweet,fluffy,nice to other chickens.
Cons - Bite a lot. Other than that goooooood chickens!
baby Orpington she is sooooo sweet and nice.
Pros - Gentle, Big, Great Mamas, Lovely Color
Cons - None--these are awesome birds
I have about 45 birds, 6 different breeds, no roos currently. The Buff Orphingtons are the best of all of them. They're wonderful broody moms but will move if I need to "steal" their eggs. They don't fight or pick on smaller birds, and at 2 years of age they are big and fabuloous, with large breasts and substantial sized legs. Love these birds.