I have read, in numerous places, that orpingtons are the "lap chicken" breed. You know, friendly, calm, docile. Well, my first experience with orpingtons was BAD. Granted he was a rooster......and my first chicken.......but he was EVIL. At first, he loved on me, acted like he would shrivel up and die if anything ever happened to me. But then, he was alone for awhile, and when I got him hens, he turned into a little DEVIL! Was this my fault, or is the breed like this? He was a hatchery bird, however. Did that have anything to do with it, or was it because of the period of time he was alone and i couldnt find him any hens? I have long wondered if it because of the breed, or something i have done.