Finding Blue/Splash Orp Chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by oldbuzzard, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to get more orps. Miss Prissy's birds are so beautiful i wanted to get blue or splash, but i see they are hard to find! Sand Hill is sold out till end of august. getting to late after that for around here. anybody have any info?
     
  2. tberggren

    tberggren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am located in Ithaca, NY and have some beautiful Blue, Black and Splash Orpingtons. One of the reasons I got them was so those of us in the Northeast would have some a little closer to home.

    I will be hatching some out in a month or so. I have a broody hen now but need to separate the BBS hens so I can collect them for a few days.

    Let me know if you are interested.
     
  3. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great i will get in touch![​IMG]
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I have them, too.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There are several people here on BYC who can send eggs and/or chicks of this variety. I usually have eggs, but at the moment, I'm having to trim bums to insure fertility, so wouldnt want to promise anyone anything.
     
  6. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    equibling. i ve checked out your site. i dont have anyway to hatch right now. how far are you from filaree farms? thank you for telling me about your site! [​IMG]
     
  7. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    speckledhen. thanks. i am finding out that this great place to find great stock! you just have to be able to hatch. your link to the fridge/bator was cool. i have 2 in the barn. with the kids done with school and all i might try one. i was looking at miss prissy,s home made bator too. whats trim bums mean?[​IMG]
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I have never heard of "Filaree Farms." Where are they?
     
  9. oldbuzzard

    oldbuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    conconully hwy. okanogan
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The Blue Orps are so extremely fluffy around the tush area and the roosters so large, too, that I find I have to trim the feathers around the vent area for mating contact to be made. If I dont, I sometimes lose the fertility in my Orp pen, which just happened lately since my older BLue Orp hen, who is my best one, just grew in more feathers since her molt than she ever had before.
     

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