Buff Orpington Bantam Chickens
Buff Orpington Bantam Chickens are an extremely popular bantam chicken breed due to their overall friendly demeanor. The Orpington breed is particularly known for its hardiness during the winter months, continually laying eggs in cold weather. Though the eggs will be bantam sized, the Buff Orpington Bantam will lay a substantial number of brown eggs.
A great thing about Buff Orpington Bantams is that they easily adapt to many different environments. They may be raised as free range chickens and are also very adaptable to confinement due to their docile temperament. Orpington bantams are known to be quite friendly and will make pleasant pets in addition to their typical farm functionality, but when exposed to other breeds of chicken they do tend to be bullied.
Buff Orpington Bantam Chickens are typically excellent mothers and frequent brooders. They have full fluffy feathers that help them stay comfortable and continue to lay all winter. Their beautiful buff colored plumage and large stately form is an attraction to many chicken breeders interested in showing their birds. Their attractive appearance and hardy nature make the Buff Orpington an excellent breed for the farm or the backyard.