I completely understand you Orpington lovers now!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Guitartists, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    I've been assimilated! LMAO I have a bunch of hatchery chicks.... 2 of which are Buff Orps. All of the other birds are skittish and hate being picked up..... those Buff Orps though... they love to investigate! They come over and pick at my shoes and if I pick them up they just sit there and hang out [​IMG] They are soooo friendly! I will definitely be getting MORE Orps! I have 5 BBS Orp eggs in the bator and I can't wait!!!!
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You are done for! We have you now! (evil laugh)
     
  3. Hi! That's great! Have fun with your chicks.
    I'm not a fan of Orpingtons, but a great fan of friendly chicks !!
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    Lisa
     
  4. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    I still don't get it.

    I have three of 'em and pardon me for being frank, but I call them "Buff Boringtons".

    What's the deal with them? They don't lay as much, they don't look as nice, they don't do anything but exist and eat food.
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Maybe it depends on where you get yours from [​IMG] The two I have... even for hatchery chicks.... are absolutely endearing! [​IMG] They have a sweetness about them that most of my other breeds just don't have.
     
  6. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    Yeah mine are from a hatchery and maybe they would be sweeter if they weren't in the shadows of other, sweeter birds.
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree, I don't find them boring at all. They are the most beautiful, friendly, massive birds I've ever seen. Mine lay very good and are great mothers and excellent foragers. My rooster is even trained to roost on command.

    Guitarists - you are hooked now..there's no going back. [​IMG] Let us Orp fans know when you need some more. I'm sure we could all help with your new addiction.
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    Oh don't worry... it's just a matter of time before I come hunting for those Lav Orps! [​IMG]
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Mwwaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaa! We GOT ya, hook, line and stinker!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] We can not resist our Orps!
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to the world of Orpingtons! They are awesome birds! [​IMG]

    Just wait until your BBS babies hatch! Then you really will be hooked! [​IMG]
     

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