Buy Orpington Chicken
Buff Orpington chickens originated in England, and were recognized by the APA as a pure chicken breed in 1902. These “Golden Chicken Beauties” are a large, stately chicken with a quiet disposition. Buff Orpington chickens are one of the best chickens for eggs and for meat. They are white skinned, plump, and juicy for a great dressed out chicken. The Buff Orpington is one of the best chickens for sale online for dual egg and meat purposes.
Many will put their 2 year old chickens in the stew pot and retain the 1 year old hens for laying eggs. Then buy more baby chicks for sale from Cackle Hatchery® to keep the cycle going. This accomplishes the most efficient cost to feed ratio to raise chickens.
Most chicken breed charts will list the Buff Orpington chicken as a dual purpose bird that lay a medium brown egg. Even though the Buff Orpington chicken is a very heavy and large bird, this does not always mean the bigger the hen the larger the egg. Buff Orpingtons make excellent broody mothers for baby chicks. We hope you enjoy the Buff Orpington chicken as much as we do.
Many people who like this breed of chicken also like the miniature version of the breed (bantam) the Buff Orpington Bantam Chicken.
We also have Buff Orpington Started Pullets available to order.
We also offer at limited times of the year Buff Orpington Fertile Hatching Eggs
- Poultry Show Class: English Class
- Weights: Hen—–8 lbs
Cockerel—-8 1/2 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Egg Shell Color: Brown
- Egg Production: 200-280 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Medium
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 85-90%
- Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
- Broody: Setter
- Mating Ratio: 9 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: England
- APA: Yes, Recognized by the American Standard of Perfection in 1902.
- TLC: No
- BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of pure Buff Orpington since 1979.
Orpingtons are big, friendly dual-purpose birds originally developed in the UK. For many small farms and homesteaders, Orpingtons are the only way to go! They’re cold-hardy due to their fluffy plumage. Wonderful mothers, they do go broody. There is not much more charming than seeing a mother Orpington and her fluffy new baby chicks peeking from beneath her wings in a field on a sunny day. Plus, they’re gentle and friendly on top of being good layers. The Buff Orpington is the most popular of all varieties of Orpington–a pretty, bright, pale “buffed” copper color that is striking as eye candy against a green lawn.