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My new English Blue Orpington hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cnd8, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. cnd8

    cnd8 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to this breed and have been researching like crazy since I purchased her. What can you tell me? She is supposed to be about 8-9 months old and the lady said she should start laying eggs anytime. I just love her look and demeanor. She's so laid back and calm.
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  2. CreekWindFarm

    CreekWindFarm New Egg

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    I have 7 Orpington pullets, 5 buff, 1 blue, & 1 splash, as well as a splash Orpington cockerel. They started laying at 6 months of age. They are now almost 7 months old and I'm getting 4 eggs per day in the coldest of temperatures. My blue pullet is the most stand-offish one of the group! She finally eats out of my hand, but didn't start that till she was 5 months old. There is one buff pullet that practically begs to be picked up. The splash pullet isn't wild about it, either, but the blue one is the only one I can almost never catch. They definitely have their own personalities. One of the buffs hates to walk on the snow. Here is a photo of "Iris", the blue pullet, at just over 3 months old.[​IMG]
     
  3. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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