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We picked up a dozen Buff Orpington chicks on Monday. For the past few years we’ve raised Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, and a cross between the two when we’ve incubated our own eggs. Stephen decided to raise the Buffs this year because they’re supposed to be good for eggs and meat. I’m thankful for our new shed because that means the chicks can stay out there under a heat lamp instead of being in the house.

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  1. I think that you will enjoy the Orpingtons. We have 6 left out of 10 (coyotes…need i say more?) and we absolutly love them. We do not raise ours for meat, as we all have become quite attached to them 😉 ,but they are great layers and tend to go broody at the drop of a hat. Enjoy!

    1. Jessica, I didn’t know they could go broody. We mostly got them because they’re good layers. Good to know, so thanks!

  2. So cute! We have 1 buff orp in our flock, and we really like her. You’ll enjoy having them.

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