Chicken Breed Focus - Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sumi, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Scooby308

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    Was recently give 1 White Orproo and 3 WO hens that were at 1 year of age and laying. One of the hens died (egg bound I believe). The other 2 hens aregoing strong. The girls are shy and skittish, but the roo, he is worse than a puppy. I open up the pen and he comes running to be petted.

    These were free, and my practice birds to see if I really want to get fully into chickens. Really wanted BOs for years, and may get some if this works out. Personal and breeding purposes.

    The roo is just too nice. Like a big puppy dog. 2 hens are giving @ 10 eggs every 14 days.



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  2. TheTwoRoos

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    I keep Buff Orpingtons because I like their colors.Mine are usually friendly.
     
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  3. Scooby308

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    I originally wanted a few BOs because of broodieness and BRs for eggs and meat. Life happened and 5 years later I now have chickens that were gifted to me. Absolutely love the white orp roo. He is a big puppy dog. Loves to run up and be petted on. The hens, not so much. The NHR roo is flat out a sh$t. He tries to flog me everytime I open the tractor. He is mean as a snake, the hens are skittish, but one will take shrimp tails from my hand.
     
  4. TheTwoRoos

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    Yeah orps are friendly but most of hens I have carried have been human aggressive.They never attack me they just make attempts to dominate and or make threat noises to me.My last bo hen who passed would actually dominate me by wing dancing and the two new pullets I got this year make threat noises as soon as I sit them down
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  5. BuffOrpington567

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    Best breed to be near children
     
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  6. Trux

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    I got 4 Buff chicks at the local farm supply store yesterday. They are So cute! My kids adore them.
    How many eggs are you getting from your hens? I havee heard everything from 150-300/yr, and am really hoping for close to the 250 range.
     
  8. radar3321

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    Just had my three year old talk me into buying 3 buffs orpings to raise this spring to add to our 3 Barred Rocks! Looking forward to this! It was between buff Brahma's and the Orpingtons. The wife got final call and "NO WAY on the ones with feathers on feet... Do not understand it but that is where she draws the line on chickens.
     
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  9. cluckmecoop7

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    I chose Orpingtons for their cold hardiness and their friendliness. I have three of them along with another breed. They are very sweet and I love them! DSCN7329.jpg Screen Shot 2019-03-22 at 6.03.19 PM.png P1000121.jpg
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  10. Jandsloch

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