Buff Orpingtons

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  1. BackyardBirds720

    BackyardBirds720 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking to get some Buff Opringtons... from Cackle Hatchery. Does anyone have specific advice?

    I have Buff Orpingtons before. Praying for the best this time around! [​IMG] - Although, last time my Buff Opringtons never went broody, only the Australorps did; I'm hoping that the Orpingtons this time around are more broody!

    Thank You,
    BB720
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  2. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue orp has just gone broody and i really NEVER expected that of her!!! i think it just happens sometimes [​IMG]
     
  3. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't it depend on what you want them to do? if you WANT them to go broody, you have no hope of it![​IMG] If you want to keep a steady stream of eggs with no broodies, you will have them alternating broodiness, just as soon as one stops another will start. [​IMG]

    I love my Buffs. Good luck!
     
  4. A2SciTeach

    A2SciTeach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the Buffs also, very docile and regular layers. They do have a tendency toward broodiness but hey, why not? They are a nice, natural all purpose bird.[​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    As a side note, hatchery Buff Orps are more of a production strain and will not go broody as often, or maybe not at all, when compared to breeder or show quality Buff Orps.
     
  6. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two BO's from McMurray Hatchery last summer. One of which went broody this spring. Good luck!
     
  7. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the way my chickens work [​IMG] I got some buff orps to hatch eggs and not one of them went broody in the 3+ years I've had them.
     
  8. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the way my chickens work [​IMG] I got some buff orps to hatch eggs and not one of them went broody in the 3+ years I've had them.

    Would we have it any other way? I just regret the wasted years with no hens to keep me guessing!
    I overheard my sister telling my cousin I picked BOs' because they matched my cat. [​IMG]
    I asked around and did research. Love my girls.
     
  9. BillickChix

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    I have five Buff Orpington hens. Only one has gone broody - Arjean - who is also my little best friend. She is trained to run to the front coop door when I make a certain noise (none of the other chickens have caught on), sits in my lap, falls asleep nuzzling me, sunbathes/tries to dustbathe in my lap (and I think she even tries to preen my "feathers") and follows me around the property. Greatest chicken ever! The other BO's all have distinct personalities - I've got the rogue, the shy one, the graceful waif, and the loner BO who looks like a chicken supermodel who screams every time I pick her up. They were all raised with equal amounts of human contact with no trauma. I love them all! I may be a little chicken-crazy when I hand-feed Arjean her morning berries...but I don't care. She is more bonded to me than my cats are!
     
  10. Ceilismom

    Ceilismom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the way my chickens work [​IMG] I got some buff orps to hatch eggs and not one of them went broody in the 3+ years I've had them.

    Would we have it any other way? I just regret the wasted years with no hens to keep me guessing!
    I overheard my sister telling my cousin I picked BOs' because they matched my cat. [​IMG]
    I asked around and did research. Love my girls.

    That is cute. I may or may not be guilty of this.
     

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