buff orpingtons

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rigagirl, May 12, 2009.

  1. rigagirl

    rigagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 1 buff and i thought on here it was said they are not good laying hens. is this correct? i have no idea how many eggs i get from her.
     
  2. wanda047

    wanda047 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are excellent layers.
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    They are fine layers- even through the winter. Great temperment too.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think they're very good layers as well. They won't ever match up to a leghorn or production red, but they put out eggs pretty well and regularly (as long as they aren't broody). Hatchery buff orps are bred more for production as well, so those may even be better layers than the larger breeder quality orps.
     
  5. rigagirl

    rigagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok.. mine is not really nice and she looks so plump but i will leave her be.
     
  6. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hand feed her treats everyday she will be nice [​IMG]
     
  7. loiscae

    loiscae Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two Orp's and I love them. The lay just fine. One is very gentle the other isnt.
     
  8. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 5 different kinds of chicks and they are 3weeks old, when I put my hand in their brooder, the Buff's are the 1st ones to come investigate it and let me touch them!! [​IMG]
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Mine lay very well, even better than some egg-laying charts say. I have 12 hens that are laying 10-11 eggs a day. Everybody else is broody. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  10. jmwal326

    jmwal326 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 buffs and they are so gentle they will eat out of my hands and they won't eat off the ground snacks I have to hold the bread and grapes. I have one broody right now so all I am getting is 4 eggs a day. We have not had to buy eggs for us. I love my girls.
     

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