6 buff orpingtons for my first time!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MBOETTCHER, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. MBOETTCHER

    MBOETTCHER Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have any advice on Buff Orpingtons?!
     
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I have never owned Buff Orpingtons, although I hear they are a great breed, known for their docile dispositions.

    I'm sure you will enjoy them!
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Feed them the proper feed, protect them from predators and they will reward you with eggs and very few problems. They are generally very mellow birds.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Buff Orpingtons are a very popular breed. I think you will enjoy yours very much. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  7. MBOETTCHER

    MBOETTCHER Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! i figured it would be a good idea since i am new to the chicken world!
    We got the Buffs because they have a good REP on being great birds.
     
  8. MBOETTCHER

    MBOETTCHER Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have any tips on "training" them to come when called or to go in to the coop when it is time to be locked in for the night?... any pointers :)
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Some treat or other and using the same call or whistle will work in getting them to come to you. Bedtime is in the lap of the gods in my experience.

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  10. mamatink7

    mamatink7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a distinct sound each time-perhaps a dog whistle or your voice-show treat in your hand to lure them into coop. Eventually they'll come by your sound, not needing the treat also. They love their treats lol.
    I'm also getting Buffs and super excited about them.
     

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