If you are still considering different types of breeds for your backyard flock, the Buff Orphington might be one for you to look into. For one homesteader in Tennessee, this is one of her top choices. She has even isolated her hens so that she has pure Buff Orphinton chicks in the future.
Reasons for this being a top choice:
- They are good egg layers
- They are dual purpose – Also good for meat because of their size.
- They go broody – This is good for sustainability. This means that you can replenish your egg layers every few years.
- They are friendly
I mentioned that she is from Tennessee so that you can keep in mind the region where this type of chicken is doing well. Depending on where you are you might have a different result.
Here are a few things to know about Orpingtons:
- Primary use: dual-purpose meat/eggs
- Egg production (annual): 190 – 260
- Egg size: Large
- Temperament: Calm
- Recognized variety: Blue, Buff, Black, White
- Egg color: Light brown
For more information on the Buff Orphinton, read “Buff Orpington All You Need To Know: Temperament and Egg Laying” from The Happy Chicken Coop.com. Click on the video below from Appalachia’s Homestead with Patara to hear more about her choices for a sustainable backyard flock.