*Buff Orpington Thread!*

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

  1. cbnovick

    cbnovick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good!!
    Having your stamp of approval on husbandry etc is a high honor in my book! Of course, I learned a lot of it from you!!!
     
  2. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This spring I'm wnating to go get some buff chicks that my local Tractor Supply has cause I would love to have a standard broody and I love the looks of them
     
  3. informative

    informative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a big tractor and it is too heavy for one person to move. Trying to plan if I should add better larger wheels or simply start over and make a new one. Probably going with plan B and make a new one with lighter weight wood.
     
  4. informative

    informative Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I have 12 (so far) and the breakdown is 4 Red Star, 3 Buff Orp, 3 Langhans, and 2 Australorps.

    Despite all the good things I read about Australorps thus far they are my least favorite of the four. They are mean to the other chickens but when my Pyrenees confronted the flock for the first time (pup is only 8 weeks old and we are trying to teach her to protect the chickens) it was the Red Star (normally harassed by the Australorps) that stepped up to back the puppy down with the puffed neck and head feathers doing the "You want a piece of me?" act in pups face.

    I was impressed by the Red Star and would wish for more if I could roll back time and swap the Lorps for Red Stars it would be a no-brainer.
    The Langshans are good strong looking birds with great posture - I like them a lot but think they learned some behavioral downside stuff from the Australorps like not being nice to other birds and not getting back in their tractor when the time comes.
     
  5. chickydee64

    chickydee64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would sell them and get what you enjoy..................[​IMG]
     
  6. all4him13309

    all4him13309 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anybody have a few Buff orpington chicks for sale?
     
  7. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Informative, As a crotchety old geezer today, I suggest starting over. Or hook it up to your pick up truck and gun the sucker until it either moves, or falls apart so the pieces can be recycled into the new, lighter coop. Been there, done that. :p

    Hey, what a great idea, anybody got a few Bo chicks in the Atlanta Athens area?
     
  8. smudge

    smudge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What size wheels do you have now? It can make a difference.
     
  9. buffalobillh

    buffalobillh Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. Good info to know.
     
  10. buffalobillh

    buffalobillh Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. That's good info to know.
     

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