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Orpington Chicken

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Breeder

Gender: Female

Appearance

5/5

Temperament

5/5

Hen brooding behavior

5/5

Foraging ability

5/5

Tolerance for heat

5/5

Tolerance for cold

5/5

Meat quantity

5/5

Egg quantity

5/5

Large eggs

4/5

Colorful eggs

4/5

Best Heritage Breed IMHO

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Posted Sep 03, 2017

I can't think of a better chicken for the backyard flock, or homestead! These chickens were the hardiest, run-aroundiest, eating every blade of grass, bug and weed in sight! They lay through the winter, and they get big, which are two traits I needed in a bird, PLUS they are fantastic foragers, and will also brood their eggs (if you want them too), just be aware that they will like to hide them. For long term, sustainable poultry, these birds are the king!

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