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Are Buff Orpingtons really big?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by my5hens, May 17, 2011.

  1. my5hens

    my5hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do Buff Orpintons really get to be big girls? Right now I have RIRs so they are standard, but someone told me even the female Buffies get heavy.


    Laura
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both of my RIR hens are heavier than my BO hens, but the feathering makes them look comparible.
     
  3. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BO hens standard is 8 lbs., which is only topped by the Jersey Giant at 9 lbs. Yeah, thats big.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They're not fat! They're fluffy. Though they do get to be pretty heavy, its kind of disapointing to process a BO. They look huge with all those gorgeous feathers, but pretty scrawney without them. Trust me, if you get BOs you probably wont want to process them.......they're so sweet and cuddly [​IMG]
     
  5. Capron09

    Capron09 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new to chickens and we got a rooster and a hen BO. They are big. Quite a bit is feathers but contrary to what others are saying, there feathers dont weight that much. They get between 8-10 lbs so maybe a pound is feathers? Im just speculating on the feather weight but even an 8 pound bird is pretty big.
     
  6. raftnfish

    raftnfish Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a few Buffs...BIG like our cochins.
     
  7. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are all feathers. They look big but it's mostly fluff. My heaviest hen is actually an EE. She's not fluffy but she's solid.

    Lisa
     

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