Orphingtons vs. Buckeyes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by amysue2012, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Songster

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    Are Buckeyes just as docile and tame as Orpingtons? I've done some research showing pros to both and I already have some Orpingtons that we just love but we considering getting some Buckeyes.

    The one concern I have with the Buckeyes is I have read that they can be considered mousers...I had some Isa Browns that would go after cats and even killed a couple kittens. They ended up re-homed because I just cant have kittens being killed. Maybe my Isa's were like that because they were older when I got them and they came from auction.

    I would love to help keep the heritage of the Buckeye going since I am a woman born and raised in Ohio and I am raising three girls all in 4H. The Buckeyes would be dual purpose at home and used in 4H.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2008

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