Orpintons

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SuperPeacockman, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to buy some buff orpingtons. I want a strain that is large, friendly, and great at brooding eggs. Does anyone know which hatchery I should order from? one last thing they need to be able to sex the chicks, I only want a few roosters.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I use the Meyer Hatchery in Polk Ohio, and I've been very happy with my Buffs.
     
  3. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You definitely want to go to go here http://www.hinkjcpoultry.com/ for superior birds at a very fair price.

    I bought hatching eggs here, got a great hatch, and the birds (now three months old) look awesome.
     
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  4. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

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    Mine came from Ideal Poultry in Texas. Very friendly, fluffy and sweet birds, and, they have them in stock right now. (or at least they did last night when I checked!)
     
  5. ajablu

    ajablu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We love our Buff Orps from Hinkjc . They are very big and fluffy. They are also very friendly birds.
     
  6. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Try finding a breeder here on BYC first. You will find better stock from a breeder than a hatchery. You might post a want add in the "Wated To Buy" section.
    Good luck
     
  7. Thundrr-Chicken

    Thundrr-Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 4 that came from meyers... love them.... however i also agree to try byc breeders first... here is the link to the orprinton breed thread here on byc.. you can look to see what people have already.. and you can post there as to what you're looking for as well

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=259995

    good luck
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:If you want a bird to go broody, you won't get it with roosters! [​IMG]
     
  9. KyBlue

    KyBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Buff Orps from both Meyer and Mt. Healthy. They are both nice hatchery birds but the Mt. Healthy Orps are a little larger. Hinkjc Orps are gorgeous!
     
  10. SuperPeacockman

    SuperPeacockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I meant I wanted mostly hens
    Quote:If you want a bird to go broody, you won't get it with roosters! [​IMG]
     

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