Buff Orpington Chickens

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Buff Orpingtons originated in the town of Orpington, Kentish, in southeast England in the late 1800s. Due to itsΒ outstanding qualities and popularity, this English heritage breed partly gave Orpington its namesake! Buff Orpingtons were recognized as a breed by the American Poultry Association in 1902.

Known for their full, glistening golden plumage, Buff Orpingtons can lay approximately 180-200 medium to large, light brown eggs year-round as they areΒ cold-hardy, although females can goΒ broody.

Well-rounded and plump, females grow to 8 lbs and males to 10 and as such, they are only able to fly very short distances and are unlikely to be escape artists, hopping the fence.