buff orpingtons

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by henney penny, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northern Maine
    I am going to get a few buff orpington pullits in the spring,I was wondering how your buffs get along with other breeds that are older,I was told the the buffs are very timid and get picked on a lot,do you find this to be true?They would not go in with the older birds untill they were much older.I have 30 birds now in one pen and a few silkies in another pen.
  2. foxxracer278

    foxxracer278 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 9, 2009
    morris county nj
    you should be fine i just sold all 20 of mine to my friend and they are getting along fine with his birds
  3. Chicken of the Sea

    Chicken of the Sea Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 1, 2008
    Wellsboro, PA
    I have buffs in with australorps, bhramas, Rhode Island reds and leghorns, no problems at all. I usuall7y isolate the small birds from the flock until they are 16 weeks old and are big enough to take care of themselves.
  4. ToxawayTiger

    ToxawayTiger Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 19, 2010
    Mountains of WNC
    I had a few BO with some leghorns and they got along but the leghorns were definitely at the top of the pecking order.
  5. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have Rhode Island reds, buff orpingtons and two russian orloffs. We also have a BO roo. While he is the prince of the group, a BO hen is the top hen and for the most part, in my group the Buff Orpingtons boss everyone around. But overall our group is very harmonious. I think because they all grew up together it really helps them keep their pecking order established.
    We like the Buff Orpingtons best however because they are just calmer and like attention. I also think they are quite pretty.
  6. gallusdomesticus

    gallusdomesticus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2008
    Lynn Haven, FL
    The top of my flock's pecking order is a Buff Orphington hen. When I've introduced other BO's, they tended to be more docile but my chief hen, proves that they're not always the timid ones.
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have six different breeds in my six pullets, and the BO is fairly high in the pecking order. SHE picks on the Black Sex-link, but nobody else picks on her. Nobody else picks on anybody, actually, except the BO who doesn't want the BSL to get anything ahead of her. At treat time, she will peck the BSL to get out of her way. Otherwise, they all get along really well. The BSL tends to stay away from the BO, though.

    My Australorp, BO, Marans and SLW all like to sit on a chair together. The BSL has to sit on it alone when the others aren't occupying it.

  8. mamaKate

    mamaKate Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I have 2 BO's who have to be separated from my other birds. My other guys are really aggressive and would honestly kill them.
  9. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    Quote:OT, but I really like your signature line.

  10. prancie

    prancie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2009
    I have 5 BOs (4 hens, 1 roo) and 2 welsummer roos. The BO hens don't take any crap from the welsummers! One will even boss a welsummer off the perch if he's in the spot she wants.

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