Help a newb know her chickens ;D

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by GratefulGreens, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. GratefulGreens

    GratefulGreens In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2010
    So I'm fairly new to being a chicken-mama, so what can you all tell me about Cinnamon Queens and Buff Orpingtons? I realize that's a pretty broad question, so not really looking for anything specific, just your general experience w/ them?

    Most grateful!
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:No real breed expertise here, but I had 2 BOs, when I first got chickens. One was really smart, the other not so much, in fact she was the dumbest chicken I've ever seen; a sweetheart though & totally fearless.

    Imp- the dumb one was my only predator loss. To this day I am convinced she walked up to a raccoon and shoved her head in its mouth, then bawked "Bite Me".
  3. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    Scotland CT
    Buff orpingtons (BOs) are a duel purpose breed, so they were bred for meat and laying.

    I have never heard of Cinnamon Queens but i did a quick search and just look like a production red, so basically they are bred for high egg production.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Buff Orpingtons are one of the few breeds which tends to go broody. Mine did. Production Reds/Cinnamon Queens/ Sex-Links are very good layers and SELDOM go broody. My BO is a friendly girl but my black sex-link is kinda mean. She was the bottom of the pecking order until I got two laying hens (before any of mine were laying) and Greta let THEM know THEY weren't anything special and SHE was higher on that pecking order now. She continues to let any newcomer know they can't push up to the feeder ahead of HER.

    But she's a great layer.

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