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Has anyone here raised any Orpingtons besides the Buffs. A friend of mine is bringing me some white orpingtons in a month or two. I love orpingtons and Brahmas. Does anybody else know of some other Big, quiet, chickens that will set?

Little Bit Farm

-- Little bit farm (littleBit@compworldnet.com), September 14, 2001


We had really good luck with Australorps, not quite as big as the Brahmas, but about the size of the Orpingtons, I think. They lay very well, a nice big egg, and out of maybe a dozen hens, we had two or three dependable setters. Ours were excellent mothers, and quite docile.

-- mary (marylgarcia@aol.com), September 14, 2001.

I have white orpingtons and buffs. I find them very docile, friendly birds. They have seemed to lay well this summer, although, I haven't had them very many months to tell you anything about their "mothering" habits. I raised the Australorps for 4 years before these, and absolutely love them! Can't praise their qualities enough. In His Grace, Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), September 15, 2001.

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