Brand new baby Buff Orps - PICS - AND MORE NEW PICS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ruth, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    You know sometimes it just has to be God. Well that's my excuse. I was driving around all day today in 100 degree heat from one school to another and back again trying to get my nephew (who I inherited last week at 2:00 a.m. - long story) registered in school here. It had been a long day and towards the end of it, my husband, nephew and I were making another long trip out to the boonies to get his clothes when my motion sickness finally overtook me. We were sitting in stalled traffic when I told my husband I just had to get out of the car right then. I looked up (here's the God part) and we were right in front of a seed and feed place that I had never seen before and they had a sign that read (you know what's coming don't you) "CHICKS".'s your sign.

    I tell my husband to pull in or I'm going to throw up. Don't you know it, they had a whole shipment of baby Buff Orps that had just arrived. Couldn't help myself with all those signs pointing the way so I bought 4. They are soooooo cute. None of my last two batches were ever this small - they had wings and some feathers but these aren't anything but fuzz with teeeeny tiiiiny little pink feet.

    Here they are:


    Here's Buff 1:


    Of course she (better be a she) looks just like Buff 2, 3 & 4.

    After we drove off it occured to me that I had not asked if they were straight run or all pullets - not even sure if that's a logical question - can they sex them at 1 day old?
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2007
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    LOL, yes they can sex Orps at hatching if they're standard size. And it's one of the all time great breeds if you ask me. Very cute! Have to obey your signs, right??
  3. Canarygirl

    Canarygirl In the Brooder

    Mar 17, 2007
    Hello, Congrats on your new babies. In my opinon you got the best breed out there. We have 15 buffs and they are the best. They are great layers and have a gentle personality. They are the only kind I'll ever have. We have 10 that are 4 weeks old and 5 adults. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
  4. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    Yup,one of the great breeds out there!Good luck with the babys.[​IMG]
  5. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    Hooray! Buff Orps are the yellow lab of the chicken world, you'll love them! But please get some shavings down under those chicks so they can walk, trying to walk on slippery newspaper will make them spraddle legged.

    Congrats and enjoy!
  6. Wolfpacker

    Wolfpacker Songster

    Jul 7, 2007
    I gotta get me some of them!

    (please don't tell my wife)
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Buff orpingtons are my favorite. Enjoy them.
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I want some!!!! They are so cute.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Buff Orps are the yellow lab of the chicken world

    peeperkeeper, what a great way to put it! So true!​
  10. joanm

    joanm Songster

    May 13, 2007
    My buff, Penny is 13 weeks and she is by far the sweetest girl! [​IMG]

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