Valley Hatchery is proud to present the delightful Buff Orpington Chicks, a breed steeped in history and charm. Originating from the quaint town of Orpington, England in the late 1800s, these chickens are not only a sight to behold with their tan, fluffy feathers but also a testament to traditional poultry breeding. Recognized by the American Poultry Association in 1902, they have since become a favorite among chicken enthusiasts for their dual-purpose utility and amiable nature.
Buff Orpingtons are known for their impressive size and substantial egg production, laying about 200 to 280 medium-sized brown eggs per hen annually. As adults, roosters tip the scales at around 10 pounds, while hens average about 8 pounds. Beyond their size, these chickens are celebrated for their docility and affectionate disposition, making them excellent backyard companions and pets, especially in homes with children. Their dense plumage not only adds to their majestic appearance but also renders them hardy in various climates.
These chickens are ideal for those interested in both egg production and meat, thanks to their large build. Additionally, Buff Orpington hens are known for their strong maternal instincts, often going broody and excelling in mothering chicks. This makes them a great choice for those looking to naturally expand their flock.
At Valley Hatchery, we ensure that all our Buff Orpington chickens for sale are healthy and happy, complete with a live arrival guarantee. With an average lifespan of 9 years, these chickens are a long-term investment in both companionship and sustainable living. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly pet or a productive member of your backyard farm, Buff Orpingtons from Valley Hatchery are an excellent choice, combining beauty, utility, and a gentle temperament.
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