Hey everyone! Next week i am getting in 2 buff orpington and 2 easter egger chicks to add to the flock. What do you guys think? What are yalls opinions about those chickens? Explain and then over all rate, great, good, so so, bad, ugly
I don't have Buff Orpingtons, but I do have an Easter Egger. In my experience, EE's are gentle, but can be a little too submissive (my other birds are dominant over my Easter Egger) and get picked on by other chickens. My EE lays well, with about 6 eggs a week in the summer, so if you're looking for egg production, you'll enjoy EE. Easter Eggers come in a wide range of colors, so you never really know what you're going to get. My EE isn't noisy, except after laying-- otherwise, she makes quieter noises than my other birds.
Overall, I'd rate the Easter Egger as a "good" chicken. My Easter Egger doesn't have quite the personality of my Wyandottes, being less personable and inquisitive.