Valley Hatchery is thrilled to offer the exquisite Buff Orpington Bantam Chickens, a delightful miniature variant of the widely admired standard-size Buff Orpington breed. These chickens are celebrated for their stunning golden buff plumage, complemented by their pinkish beaks, shanks, and toes, and distinctive single combs. As chicks, they exhibit a charming light buff or straw coloration throughout.
Originally from England and recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1960, these bantams have become increasingly popular, particularly in exhibitions. Their docile nature makes them a perfect choice for those seeking an ornamental breed. They are also noted for their adaptability and are equally comfortable in confined or free-range environments. Buff Orpington Bantams are hardy birds, capable of thriving in colder climates, and they have a good laying record of 150+ small brown eggs per year. The roosters typically weigh around 40oz, while the hens weigh approximately 36oz.
Additionally, the Buff Orpington Bantam Chickens have a strong maternal instinct, often going broody, which makes them excellent setters and mothers. Their friendly and gentle demeanor, combined with their adaptability, makes them an ideal choice for families and homesteads. However, their docility means they may be more prone to being bullied by other chicks, so care should be taken in mixed flocks.
Don’t miss the chance to enhance your farm or homestead with these friendly and productive Buff Orpington Bantam Chickens. Order your chicks from Valley Hatchery today and experience the joy and satisfaction these beautiful birds bring to any poultry enthusiast.