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mickthejack1066

Buff Orpingtons

Post by mickthejack1066 » Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:04 pm

I recently purchased (what I thought!) were 4 Buff Orpington chicks. One has feathered feet, the other three have yellow legs. I was told they were 5 weeks old. Is it true that Buff Orpingtons have white legs? Have I actually bought 1 buff cochin, and 3 buff rocks??!! Cheers, Mick.
Lydia

Re: Buff Orpingtons

Post by Lydia » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:43 pm

Orpington chicks don't have feathered feet,their legs are clean(not feathered),although when adult you shouldn't really see their legs,as their body feathers are so profuse the legs are hidden.
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Re: Buff Orpingtons

Post by Shitzu » Thu May 16, 2019 9:53 pm

I agree with the contributor above,Orpington chicks def don't have feathered feet,their legs are clean(not feathered),although when adult you shouldn't really see their legs,as their body feathers are so profuse the legs are hidden.

I am wanting to raise Buff Orpington's on my 1/3 acre pasture, along with several mini-goats. I'm permanently dividing the pasture into 3 paddocks for rotational grazing. I am hoping the chickens will stay with the goats. If I clip the chickens' wings, how high can they fly? Do I need a 6 ft. divider-paddock fence or would 4 ft. do the trick? I am not using electric, it would be welded wire.

I first learned about buff oprpington chixkens here: https://ecopetlife.com/buff-orpington-chickens/
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Re: Buff Orpingtons

Post by MrsBiscuit » Tue May 21, 2019 3:36 pm

They can scramble over 3ft netting, but rarely choose to do so, so 4 foot should be fine.
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