The Buff Orpington chicken breed originated in Orpington, England in the late 1800s which explains their regal name. These chickens for sale have always been very popular for those raising chickens for eggs at home. Being one of the most docile and gentle of all laying hens is what naturally makes them a favorite for families of all ages and raising backyard chicken eggs. Buff Orpington chickens are among the top rated backyard pets for many reasons and make a great pet chicken. The most obvious trait that people notice is their fluffy tan colored appearance. They are classified as a large bird and much of the reason is their thick stature and illusion of being even larger than their actual size, due to a heavy concentration of down feathers that puff out their outer feathers. This also makes this breed very cold tolerant and well adapted to free range chicken coops. However, having fluffy feathers does allow rain to penetrate their plumage, so its recommended for them to have a place for them to retreat during rain showers. They are somewhat heavy, so flight is not a part of their nature making them easier to care for in a residential or confined setting. Buff Orpington chickens are good brown egg layers throughout the seasons and will account for about 150 eggs per year. If you are looking for a good setter/mother, this breed will also be a great choice for buying baby chicks online at chickensforbackyards.com. Hens will normally reach an average weight of 7 pounds and roosters can reach up to 8 1/2 pounds.
|Egg Color||Brown||Hardiness||Very Cold Hardy|
|Production||Good||Hen Weight||7 lbs|
|Personality||Quiet & Affectionate||Rooster Weight||8 1/2 lbs|
About Your Ship Date:
We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order. Your chicks will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.
Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.
Live Chick Guarantee
We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements. If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.
Cancellations & Changes
A miniumum of two week notice prior to your ship date must be given to cancel or change a live chick order.