Buff Orpingtons

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cupman, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Songster

    Apr 12, 2011
    Portland, OR
    Well I have this problem that seems to be fairly common around here. Every time I go to the feed store to pick up food I somehow end up with a couple more chicks. Well, the place I was going had these Buff Orpingtons and I had never seen them before, they were kind of sandwiched between the quail and the pheasants so I had no idea they were back there. I bought one of them yesterday, and I'm considering maybe getting more... but I'm at 15 now so I kind of don't have room for it.. anyways I'm trying to weigh my options here. Are Buff's good for eating or are they more for laying.. I see they are considered "dual purpose" but are they better at one area than the other? I almost want to add on to my coop and go get 4 more.. it's sick.

  2. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Songster

    Feb 17, 2011
    South East TN
    I have a BO Rooster. Based on his size, I would say if you feed them correctly they could be really good meaties. But, I have always red they lay well too.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2011
  3. homesteadinmama

    homesteadinmama Chirping

    Mar 30, 2011
    Good for eatin! But really they lay pretty well too (just a tad broody). Ideally you eat the eggs for awhile and then when you get really hungry have some chicken.
  4. Ambeaux

    Ambeaux In the Brooder

    Apr 24, 2011
    Quote:This describes me exactly. They are just like pokemon for grownups--gotta catch em all!

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