Buff Orpington Chickens are a popular dual-purpose variety known for their fluffy feathers, excellent mothering skills, and sweet disposition. They are sometimes called "Big Buffs," because they are loosely feathered and appear to be heavier than their true weight. Buff Orpingtons are friendly and affectionate, making them the perfect breed for children. Read more about the Orpington Chicken on our Breed Spotlight over on the Meyer Hatchery Blog.
Buff Orpingtons mature moderately early and lay 4-6 brown eggs weekly. They are also cold hardy and very broody, making them a great choice for the backyard homestead. Meyer Hatchery's Buff Orpingtons are the American strain.
Average mature weight: roosters 10 lbs, hens 8 lbs.