Not Especially Heat Hardy
Hardy in Winter
Baby Chicks: Buff Orpington
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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. Nothing is 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; besides being good layers, we recommend them as one of the best chicken breeds for beginners.
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.
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What to know about Marek's disease vaccine
We offer the Marek's Disease vaccine on the checkout page.
- Due to Rhode Island state law, the minimum order of day-old chicks shipped to Rhode Island is 12.