*Buff Orpington Thread!*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by andrew6d9, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2013
    Poland Maine
    ughhh comp issues but mixed them with 4 17week flock, grown and raised together, and they are one happy flock no issues
  2. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Yes, that is sort of what they will do. But how lucky they are compared to single babies! I've seen both single young ones and those with hatch mates get along with the rest of the flock. At least your two have each other for buddies. Glad though that they seem to be getting along good. Sometimes you just can't know till you know.
  3. smudge

    smudge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2013
    Long Island, NY
    Say, my smallest BO, Lily, seems to have some swelling around her left eye. Is it likely just a chicken shiner, nothing to worry overly about? I've included profile views from both sides for comparison.

    Left side. looks puffy, like she's been pulling all nighters.
    Right side - no swelling.


    A couple of face on views to give an idea of how much (or little) swelling there is.

    She's always been the smallest of the 6 BOs, very independent, marches to her own drummer - so of course she's my daughter's favorite. :)

    Again, should I be worried about this?
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  4. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2013
    Vacation Land; Maine
    It might be a sinus infection sort of thing, but I'm not sure. I'll be following to see what others say.
  5. littlechicklet

    littlechicklet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2012
    East TN
    Sorry but I can't help on the Lily question. Its seems like I read something some where along the line but can't remember. I have a hen that was attacked through the fence by what I suspect was either a raccoon or opossum and she still has "swelling" around the eye that was injured (it has been several months so I think this is as good as it gets for her).

    Here's a few updated pics of my buff pullets. They are doing really well. This is either 3 different ones or maybe 2 can't tell.

  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    [​IMG]First time this hen has ever let me pet her. Not sure if she is happy about it yet.
  7. informative

    informative Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2013
    Tractor supply had Diatomacheous Earth (DE) last time I visited - DE which is mostly "ashe" according to the ingredients but is good for lots of pesky tiny insect issues from worms to mites and ticks apparently. I've also sometimes sprinkled a little borax powder around their perimiter area to ward off fleas, ticks and other insects.

    The easiest dewormer you can get this time of year is pumpkins (just bust it in half and toss it into their area). The seeds are great dewormers and they love the flesh for food as well. To top it off it is most likely organic, healthy inexpensive chicken food too.

    As far as complicated vitamins and minerals - I usually just add some molasses to their feed - just feed them a few shredded carrots, couple of sliced/diced apples/tomatoes and pour a little molasses on it maybe throw in a few scrambled eggs with that and stir it up - they go nuts and look healthier. I've also been known to get simple bird feed (seeds) and toss in a scoop of that.

    They also love day old spaghetti/pasta leftovers and canteloupes.
  8. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2013
    Vacation Land; Maine
    This is squatting. If she isn't laying yet you should expect eggs soon.
  9. sonderah

    sonderah Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2013
    Hardinsburg, Ky
    Wow! She's beautiful!! I can't wait for my buffs to get bigger so I can see what they look like!!! They are hatchery, so never know I guess.
  10. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 6, 2012
    Permethrin dust will not harm you, or the birds. You can also get Permethrin 10% liquid concentrate from a garden center.The goat wormer is available from Jeffers Vet supply also.

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