One time years ago at our Hamilton County Fair the poultry judge was asked to describe the correct plumage color for this variety. Taking out his gold watch he said, "That's the color for Buff Orpingtons." And pure gold they are, symbolic of great value and high quality. Introduced from England in the late 1800's, they became one of the most popular farm fowls in this country. These are large, stately birds of quiet disposition. Easy to dress for the table they are white skinned, plump, and juicy, a beautiful eating bird. Their heavy, full plumage make them excellent winter layers, shelling out brown eggs right through cold weather. They also make excellent setters and mothers. These "Golden Beauties" have been one of our most popular varieties for years and years with their glistening plumage and pinkish white skin. Baby chicks are a soft light buff color.
Over their lifespan, how many eggs would the average buff orpington hen lay??
Sorry, we do not have that information. There are too many variables depending on environment and care of the birds.
Where are the juvenile buff orpingtons to order?
I want to have hens in my backyard but I am limited to 4 total. Can order 4 hens or pullets through you?
We offer juvenile chicks and started pullets. There are no shipping minimums when ordering juvenile chicks or started pullets. Available breeds are posted under Juvenile Birds.
At what age do buff orpingtons begin laying?
Orpingtons start laying at 5-7 months of age.
are the buff orps setters?
Yes, they are excellent setters.
hi, we want buff orpingtons in a variety of colors...can you sell us black, blue and golden chickens?
Sorry we just sell the Buff Orpington color.
can I get fertile buff orpington eggs to hatch myself in an incubator?
Sorry we do not sell the Buff Orpington eggs individually.
where do I find the option to pay with paypal
This would be on the payment portion of the online orders only.
Love these chicksI ordered 10 hens and 2 roosters and they threw a extra rooster in. All are doing great after a month! these seem to be very friendly and want to hang out with you!
Love the henWe ordered two BO hens and ended up with one female, one roo. The roo was a total sweetheart until maturity. When he attacked me and left a scar he was rehomed. My hen is the boss of the flock- she isn't afraid to come right up to me and let me pet her. She has SUCH a personality as far as chickens got much more than most of the other girls. She lays everyday but her eggs are only a bit bigger than my sister's bantam eggs.