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  • Advantages of having buff orpington chickens

 
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    10-05-2009, 09:50 AM
  #11
dee
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We have some Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red and Barred Rock pullets - and a Black Australorp rooster. One of the Buffs started laying, then quit (I think she's molting). I can't wait for them to start laying. I plan to get a few more come spring - I want about 35 or so. I have five grandkids, and it's not unusual at all to go through three dozen eggs for breakfast between the grandkids, husband, daughter and son in law!
     
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    10-06-2009, 03:12 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by KANSAS_TWISTER    
my husband bought me chicks this spring....8 buff rocks, 1 black bantie roo and 2 turkeys......any one a byc-er?
I just joined BYC, user name is ozarkmomma (someone already had my name LOL) I don't have chickens yet but am getting some soon. Where are you in Kansas? I am in Missouri.
     
    05-15-2010, 09:17 AM
  #13
Yearling
Me and my dad raise 50 chickens and 15 turkeys!!! We get about 30-40 eggs a day!
     
    05-15-2010, 09:18 AM
  #14
Yearling
I like Rhode Island Reds.
     
    05-18-2010, 12:00 AM
  #15
Weanling
Nothing better than bringing out some food, calling out "here, chick, chick, chick," and the girls come running .

I've only got six, and they are more pet than livestock. I'd make a terrible farmer, any time we've lost a hen I've gotten out the shovel instead of the stew pot.

We have a Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red, Americana, Barred Rock, and Silver Laced Wyandotte. Five brown egg layers and one greenish blue . I'll probably get three or four more chicks in October, because two of our layers are pushing four years and one is almost three (plus my four year old son keeps asking me to buy new babies whenever we go to the feed store ).

Our neighbor gave us a pair of goslings about a month ago (OMG, they are the cutest, fastest growing, friendliest buggers ever) and hopefully they will help protect the hens when they are older.

I love all the scraps I can feed the birds instead of throwing them out - especially strawberry tops when my kids go through three or four pounds in one day . And whenever the wild birds get to our tomatoes before we do, I can toss them to the chickens to enjoy.
     
    05-18-2010, 01:22 AM
  #16
Banned
The farm that I board at has tons of birds. We have 5 bourbon turkeys (i think...lol) they're mean ol buggers. About 20 Guineas (the best tick eaters). 30+ peacocks that are soooo beautiful. 30+ Chickens of every breed and lay almost every color egg. Turkins? We have those ugly things too. I like em all but they are messy and loud! The benefit is my board includes all the eggs my family can eat! LOL
     

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