Buff Orpingtons!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Hybridchucks, May 2, 2017.

  1. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey y'all I would love to know as much as I need to know about orps!
    Here are my main questions!

    1. How many in average do buff orps lay a year?
    2. Are they really GOOD moms?
    3. Do they make good pets?

    Any other tips would be greatly appreciated! xxx [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    #1 It can depend on the strain, but probably around 175-200 a year.

    #2 The only Buff I've ever had sit was a terrible Mom. That being said I can't judge the entire breed based on one hens bad performance. I'm sure there are plenty of buffs out their that are great Moms.

    #3 Yes, they are known for being very friendly and docile.

    If you want duel purpose birds I suggest you get english Orpingtons from a breeder, as they are probably 50 percent bigger then the hatchery orpingtons.
    You could also check out the review section and see what others that have the breed think. [​IMG]
    I think you'll be happy with Orpingtons, they are a good breed!
     
  3. PD-Riverman

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    Probably around 200 eggs +/- per year, just according to if she goes broody, if you break the broody or allow her to set. I feel they are good broody hens and good mothers, but some of that is according to what/how you are set-up.

    Pets---I can not help on that----I never pet my food!! Naw----I never slaughter mine but I do not Bond with them because at 2 to 2 1/2 yrs old they are sold.
     
  4. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for replying!!! Do "english orps" lay more than "normal" orps!? thanks again
     
  5. Hybridchucks

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    lol! [​IMG] Thanks for the info! xx
     
  6. mymilliefleur

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  7. Hybridchucks

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    [​IMG]thanks!
     
  8. mymilliefleur

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    No problem. [​IMG]
     

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