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Buff Orpingturkey

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by FrenchHen, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    We've introduced a rooster to our flock (after quarantine). He's doing pretty well, but the Buff Orp and White Leghorn girls seem to hate him. They'll rush up when he's mating another hen and peck at him.

    Buffy puffs up and puts her wings down when he's near. She looks like a small, blond tom turkey.
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Did you have a roo with them before? Sounds like they don't want him to be the alpha chicken.
  3. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Nope, first time with a roo. It was Husband's idea. [​IMG]
    I was happy with hennies, but we'll see how it all shakes down.

    I love the turkey strut in a chicken though!
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    I got rid off all the red star roosters and put atwo maran roos and maran hens in with the b16 redstars, It was a week at least before they would have anything to do with the roos, and a couple more before the hens were allowed to eat and drink at the same time.
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Chickens are so funny. Even after having them nine months, they still crack me up endlessly!
  6. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    I havent ever heard of an orpingturkey I wanna see pics!
  7. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Just wait till they go broody [​IMG]

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