*Buff Orpington Thread!*

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

  1. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I still have my original hatchery hens and one of those stands out like you say. Somehow she got some of the right stuff in her. Maybe you got lucky!
     
  2. chickenforlife

    chickenforlife Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay one thing i have noticed about all of your replies are that for some reason you all think its a bad thing to be a hacherie bird, there isnt any thing wrong with having them they still make very good pets.
     
  3. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatchery birds ARE good birds. You're right and I think everyone here would agree with that. The "slams" against them are merely the comparison of hatchery vs well bred specimens not only is appearance but in temperament as well.
     
  4. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have nothing against hatchery birds, they are great for laying and as pets but in my opinion hey should not really be called buff orpingtons. I don't want to turn this into a debate but that is just my opinion on their type. I would find it very interesting if someone did find out how much Orpington is actually in them.
     
  5. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    Hatchery males can be nasty. I have never encountered this in a SOP bred male. I have a scar on my left calf from a hatchery male ,owned by a friend, who got me in a surprise attack.He put an 1 1/2 deep hole in my leg with his spur, that took months to heal.Had I not grabbed him, he would have done more damage. I would not want a bird like that anywhere near children.
     
  6. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO roo has some black areas on his comb???
     
  7. Irishhenman

    Irishhenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was he fighting with other birds, or could he have cut his comb on a ranch or some wire
     
  8. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not that I am aware of...he's very docile. ..
     
  9. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you post a photo? There is a lot of Fowl Pox around this year.That makes bumps, which scab over.
     
  10. jubilation

    jubilation Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need some info regarding breathing problems in chickens. Picked up one of my chickens today and she seemed to be having trouble breathing through her nose. She had her mouth open and was breathing a little hard. Don' know whether it could be a problem or she was overly excited. She seems to be doing fine otherwise and none of the others seem to be having this problem. Still need to know how to post pictures to this forum. If I click the picture icon on this reply page it doesn't do anything but have a pop-up that says please wait and there's a bar that shows something loading but it never finishes.
     

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