Adding Buff Orpingtons to a mixed flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by MichelleL64, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. MichelleL64

    MichelleL64 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm looking to add a few chickens to my flock this spring. I've read that the buff Orpington is a really docile, winter hardy breed(I'm in upstate ny). I've heard some mixed reviews about adding them to a mixed flock as they might get picked on. I currently have Wyandottes, barred Plymouth rocks, welsummers and 1 EE. Has anyone had an issue adding them to a mixed flock? Thanks!
     
  2. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they'll be fine with your current breeds. My BOs hold their own with my Barred Rocks.
     
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