- Dec 2, 2015
Just adopted a Buff Orpington hen (don't know how old she is, but I would guess around 3+ yrs.). Couldn't believe my eyes when I first saw that she was "toe-less." My plan is to keep her in the house for another 3 weeks or so and then gradually introduce her to my flock (12) of mixed-breed hens (+1 extremely kind Chochin Bantam rooster). Can't seem to find much information about toe-less hens, other than it is a common practice of commercial growers. She seems to get around well enough, but I am concerned about her well-being with the older flock -- any advice?