Buff orps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redneckgirl, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 8, 2007
    okay, so I got three buff orps from a TSC branch ( hatched from meyer I believe). I was wondering what the chances are of them actually going broody when older?
    &&& of course what are your experiances with them? pics?
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I have one buff orp.

    She's not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree. Every morning when I go out to the coop, she is still on the roost. If I don't shoo her down or set her down, I wonder if she'd still be there when I check on them at lunch.

    She lays a large brown egg, but only about once or twice a week.

    She actually likes to be held.

    Here is a pic of her when she was about 16 weeks old. She laid her first egg at 19 weeks.


    She hasn't shown any signs of broodiness to date, but she's won't be a year old till July.
  3. luckygarden

    luckygarden Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 19, 2008
    Leander TX
    I have 4 buff orp 1 year old, sweet and friendly bird, only one sitting on eggs 4 times in the past 3 months, but she's never finished her job, she quit after 2 weeks and move to other coop and sit again, she mean to other hens who wants to lay eggs where she sit, she scream at me every time I pick other eggs
    I waste some eggs because of her behaviour
  4. mightieskeeper

    mightieskeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 6, 2009
    Clio Michigan
    I have 5 buff orps. They are pretty birds. They are very timid.

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