Newbie from AZ Buff Orps

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by azwi11ow, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. azwi11ow

    azwi11ow New Egg

    Nov 20, 2016
    Hi Everyone,

    I am a first time chicken owner. My two chickens are currently 16 week, buff orpingtons (had them since day 4). It's been an interesting but easy time raising these two in the past four months. I spent a bit of time contemplating if I had one rooster and one hen, but am pretty sure at this time that they are both hens. Small comb, barely any sign of waddles, and nothing that looks like saddle feathers or pointed feathers around the head/neck. They were supposed to be sexed, but you never know. In fact, when I purchased them, I was told they were bantums, and the guy at my local feed store kind of laughed, today. He's like, ummm. Those are big bantums for 16 weeks (from pictures)....they are as big and taller than my chihuahuas. In any case, they free range about 30% of the day, have a 5'x2' run, and go in their coop at night. They are silly, love to chase the dogs, and are very quiet and friendly. One likes to sit on my lap or in my arms and be petted. I got them for egg production, and am looking forward to the laying adventure.
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC - hopefully both are pullets.
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under azwi11ow [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!

    I have fingers crossed for you that they are both pullets. Chickens are silly and usually never fail to give you a reason to smile or chuckle on a daily basis.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hope they are pullets also. Your run is only large enough for one bird & buff orps are big.
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. Hope those eggs come soon!

    Best wishes
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC from another AZ.
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and :welcome! Great to have you in our flock! Best wishes! :yiipchick
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC!
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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