Should I get Buff Orpington Chickens as pets?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by alleycatt1560, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. alleycatt1560

    alleycatt1560 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have wanted to raise chickens for the longest time and don't know what type of breed I should get. I first wanted Speckled Sussex but now I want to get Buff Orpington. Which one should I get????[​IMG]
     
  2. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    My Easter Eggers are very nice and they are pretty.
     
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  3. alleycatt1560

    alleycatt1560 Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you. I have heard about them a lot. I heard that they lay very colorful eggs! wish you many!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Black Australorps are supposed to be docile and great layers, they come down from Orpington crosses I believe.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Here's the thing about breeds...if you ask 10 people what you should get, you'll get 10 different answers [​IMG]

    I've had SS and BA and of those 2, I would only have the Sussex again (loved them), did not like the BA. I've never had the Buffs but they seem to be a BYC favorite.

    Read over the breed reviews and do some homework on the ones you are especially interested in. What's perfect for someone else may not be right for you.
     
  6. alleycatt1560

    alleycatt1560 Out Of The Brooder

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    So true. before I was a member and would just look I noticed you guys didn't stay on one breed. You would go to different breeds! But I always found out what I needed.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    I bet no matter what you end up with, you'll be very pleased. And of course, somewhere along the line you'll be day dreaming of other breeds you'd like to have too, lol.

    Best wishes!
     

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