What breeds go well with buff orpingtons?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chickadee-23, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting some buff Orpington eggs & I was wanting to add another breed with them that will get along with them! Any breed ideas that are docile & friendly to people & good with free ranging, thank you
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I absolutely love my barred rock and speckled Sussex, just as sweet and gentle as the buff orpington. But I've only ever had one of each....
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    I have Ameruacana, Speckled Sussex, EEs, Danish Brown Leghorns, Brahma, and a Bantam....My Orpingtons get along best with the Ameruacana , Sussex and the Brahma...

    Cheers!
     
  4. JenniferCNY

    JenniferCNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My buffs get along great with our barred rocks.
     
  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    My Buffs really love our EE's and the EE's don't mind the Buffs either. Of course every bird is different though, so sometimes it just depends. I would not recommend Red Sex Links with Buffs though.
     
  6. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank y'all, I think I have pretty good ideas here I like the EE's, I did some research on some breeds y'all shared. Can you put RIR with the buff orps the reason I asks this cause eggs I'm getting are from my grandpa & he has buff orps & RIRs mixed together? Do I have to have a rooster with them if I free range them even if I have predator escape shelters made in the area?
    Thank you!
     
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  7. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    I don't know if I would keep RIR's and Buffs together, but it is really your choice. The only reason I say I wouldn't keep them together is I've heard RIR's can be aggressive and we had an RIR that was aggressive. You don't have to have a rooster with them, but it is another thing that keeps a watch out for your hens and helps to keep them safe. :)
     
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  8. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh No then I don't want them then can u tell difference between egg color of orps & RIRs? That way I try to only get orps! I don't want any agrressive hens! :) Thank you!
     
  9. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Sometimes Buff Orpingtons eggs are lighter in color and more "stout and fat". :lol: You're welcome!
     
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  10. Chickadee-23

    Chickadee-23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! So much! What about light Sussex with buff orpingtons? Or barred rocks I have friend that has both of these & would give me eggs to hatch? Sorry for all the questions trying do my research before I make the coop! Thanks in advance :)
     

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