Is this true about Buffs Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by urbanchicks76, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. urbanchicks76

    urbanchicks76 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 14, 2010
    I have a friend that is getting chickens this weekend and a local poultry farm told her not to get BO because they have weak stomachs and can die easily from eating things like basil. I am fairly new to chickens and I know there are some things all chickens should not eat but have never heard that BO don't handle some foods well. We have 2 BO and absolutely love them.
    Sounded strange to me so I had to ask you guys. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  2. WingingIt

    WingingIt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2009
    Mine have eaten everything the others eat, which is anything we throw to them and anything that can't outrun them [​IMG] with no problems whatsoever. So I say no, it's not true. Not for us, anyway.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Buff whats, particularly? Orpingtons, or buff colored ANYthings?

    Guess it doesn't really matter, 'cause it sounds like hooey to me.
  4. urbanchicks76

    urbanchicks76 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 14, 2010
    sorry Buff Orpingtons. Sounds like maybe this place wants to get rid of the other breeds too me.
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Buff What? Buff is just a color not a breed in chickens..
    Buff Orpingtons,
    Buff Wyandottes,
    Buff Rocks,
    Buff Leghorns,
    Buff Old English Game Bantams, etc.

  6. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    I have Buff Orpingtons and they eat what they want. And as far as basil i dont know but how many people have it growing in their runs or yards? Sounds like hooey!
  7. fwschrom

    fwschrom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2010
    Hayden Idaho
    I think that theory is bunk. I don't know about basil.

    My BO's eat what the rest of mine eat and no problems.
  8. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I'd find somehwere else to buy the chickens if they don't know any more than that about them.
  9. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

    May 6, 2010
    My Coop
    Quote:I have basil growing all over my yard and all around the run. All my girls (including 2 BOs) occasionally nip at at without ill effects. But you are right, sounds like hooey to me.
  10. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    Thats silly.....about 70% of my chickens are buff orps and they are the hardiest breed I have...

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