Looking for info on Orpingtons from BYC people

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by foxyk91, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you raise Orps I was wondering if you could tell me about them? I'm thinking of raising them for my first time ever having chickens. I have read up on them but it is better to hear from people who raise them. I was told they lay extra large to jumbo brown eggs...is this true? I love brown eggs. There are so many questions, but I want to hear what you guys have to say.

    Thanks...Karen
     
  2. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They in fact do lay large brown eggs.Mine are very docile and quiet birds.They are beautiful to look at and do go broody.I have nothing but positive things to say about them. [​IMG]
     
  3. CityChicker

    CityChicker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. I love Buff Orpingtons. They are one of my all time favorites. They are quiet, calm, easy going birds.
     
  4. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    How are the roosters? Are they calm & easy going?
     
  5. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    My black orp roo is super gentle.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i have a beautiful buff orp roo from hinkjc(mod on here) and shes got goooood breeding lines! and he needs a home...*hint..hint* hes a beauty! hes still very young...like 10 weeks old...
     
  7. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be my first year with Orps also, a coworker sent my some of his eggs to hatch - they are HUGE and come in several pretty shades of brown - from a light beige to a beautiful deep brown. I can't wait to meet the chicks growing inside! The eggs look incredible though.
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I also have buff orps from hinkjc's breeding. My roo is calm, sweet to his girls and lovely to look at. The girls lay large brown eggs, and one is currently with her new baby (only one survived). I love my orps...
     
  9. foxyk91

    foxyk91 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm glad to hear the Roosters are nice. I don't want a mean old Roo that my kids can't get near. I want this to be a fun/new experience for all of us. My foster teens all come from the city & I wouldn't want there country living experience to be ruined by a mean & nasty rooster
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Not every rooster you meet will be kind and gentle. It is nothing that is exactly breed specific. There are many nice BO roosters but there is also the chance there will be a not so nice one.

    Roosters pack a big punch in a small package. They are the same as a breeding bull or a stud horse. Keep your children and your rooster separated. You would not let a child into a feild with a bull or a stallion so don't expect a rooster to pay kind heed to your children. Roosters are not a respector of people. A rooster that is nice to you may hate every other person that comes in contact with them.

    Teach the people to respect the rooster and his role as the flock leader and you will have less troubles. Keep children out of the path of the rooster and you'll have even less troubles.
     

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