Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by barnyardgirl, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. barnyardgirl

    barnyardgirl New Egg

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    I know that Buff Orpingtons go broody a lot. I had a buff and she used to go broody ALL THE TIME and then we finally gave her eggs to hatch when we were ready for chicks. We recently ate her and she was our only buff. We have one of her chicks that turned out to be a hen. There is another one that is a hen but I think she is from one of our other hens. My question is, do all Orpingtons go broody like buffs do or is that just the Buff Orpingtons that do that? My old Buff's hen father was an easter egger so will she most likely go broody eventually? She seems to have most of the qualities of her mother. I have two year and a half old Orpingtons. One is a Jubilee and one is a Gold Laced. I want to know if they will also go frequently go broody and hatch chicks. Are there really any differences between the different kinds of Orpingtons?
     
  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Buff Orpington hasn't gone broody, while my Gold Laced Wyandotte has. [​IMG]
     
  3. moving coops

    moving coops Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My blue orp and splas orp went broody! Color should not matter. They were more broody than my buffs!
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have a buff that went broody on a hidden nest shortly after she started laying and abandoned it before hatch during terrible weather. I have 2 Lavender girls who haven't started laying yet. I would think they would all be the same with different hair colors. But I know sometimes color does have a slight effect, but it doesn't seem huge. Seems more of a breed thing. But ALL chickens are individuals and do what they want regardless of breed tendencies. Sometimes it has to do with strain (as in selectively bred). SOme strains of the same breeds will mature faster or later, or have more egg production or heavier bodies.

    And of course, 2 out of 3 of my silkies are broody. When I am ready, somebody will hatch me some eggs. I think they are still to young though to get it right. Tried to let the first one but she keeps going to the wrong nest. [​IMG]

    Hope you enjoy it here as much as I do. [​IMG]
     

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