Buff orps?

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

  1. redneckgirl

    redneckgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    I have 5 buff orps. They are pretty birds. They are very timid.
     

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