We hatched some Buff Orpington chicks in our new Brinsea incubator last week...
These were all daughter's idea. We had a beautiful Buff Orpington hen when she was about 4 years old; she had named it Lightening. One morning, a couple of coyotes devastated our entire flock, and my little girl never forgot Lightning and has wanted Buff Orpingtons ever since.
So, when she was gifted a bunch of moolah for her birthday in January, she decided she wanted to buy chickens. She paid for the eggs herself, contributed $50 to the cost of the new incubator, and is now caring for these 6 little cuties on her own.
Buff Orpingtons (or the Orpington breed in general) are a wonderful, beautiful golden dual-purpose bird that lays lovely brown eggs. They have a gentle, laid-back personality and are described as being perfect for children.
We even grew some wheatgrass for them to peck at.