Category / Buff Orpingtons

January 30, 2013
Oyster Cracker and Sunshine are our big, golden, Buff Orpingtons and they are inseparable.  They have a very beautiful bond that they have shared since they were day old chicks.  I felt nostalgic today and sought out their baby picture.  My how they have grown.  It is so very hard to believe that they are almost three…

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September 9, 2012
I can’t imagine my life without friends.  In my travels through this world, I have met friends in expected places  and sometimes very unexpected places.  Some are in my life more than others.  Some it has been years, yet we can pick up right where we left off.  Others are there because of a certain…

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July 18, 2011
Oyster Cracker and Sunshine 3 days old Buff Orpingtons are a hardy, cold tolerant breed of chicken that are docile and a delight to raise with children.  They are a beautiful golden color with tan legs and gorgeous red wattles, earlobes and combs.  Dating to the 1800’s and originating in Orpington, Kent, England, they have…

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June 29, 2011
Oyster Cracker and Sunshine are my two Buff Orpingtons.  They have been together since they were one day old and have been inseperable ever since.  They truly are best friends and do everything together.  They eat, drink, sleep, scratch and dust bathe together.  They are never apart except for when they lay their eggs and…

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June 22, 2011
Today its raining on the Cape.  It has been cloudy all day with occasional showers from the skies.  I went to check for eggs this afternoon and I found Dolly and Autumn both sitting in adjacent boxes.  Dolly was sitting on two eggs and Autumn was sitting on air.  Then in front of the nesting boxes,…

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December 30, 2010
Flock together.  I am convinced that Oyster Cracker and Sunshine are best friends.  They have been together since they were born.  I am not sure, but it is entirely possible that they could even be sister.  They are difficult to tell apart.  Oyster Cracker has reached maturity a little faster and is a little bigger…

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December 23, 2010
Poor Dolly, she has now been brooding in her nesting box for four days.  She really wants those babies.  Yesterday, Dolly did not lay any eggs.  She will typically lay two days in a row and then take a day off.  However, we did find out who was laying the large eggs.  It was not Tilly…

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October 26, 2010
So, how do I go about this, you ask? Well if you’re like me you read everything you can get your hands on, check the internet and dive head first into something figuring you’ll just troubleshoot along the way.  However, there is some planning to optimize your chicken experiences that will make life easier.  So, lets…

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