Integrating orpingtons: Question

awalters0815

Songster
9 Years
Mar 31, 2010
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Plainfield, IN
I currently have 2 red sex links (golden comets), and 5 EE's. I want to add a couple Buff Orps to my flock. I have heard that they are shy birds. Is adding only two orps ok? Should I integrate them in any special way? Should I get rid of some of my other birds and get more orps?
 

greenfamilyfarms

Big Pippin'
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
8,650
101
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Elizabethtown, NC
Buff Orpingtons are shy? Ours are like lap dogs!

If you are getting them from a breeder, make sure you quarantine them for 30 days before introducing them to your flock. When you do introduce them, there will be some pecking order issues (minor fighting, some pecking) so be prepared for that. Once pecking order has been re-established, they should be fine together.
 

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