Wednesday, January 19, 2011

O is for Orpington

I have three Buff Orpington hens in the hen house.  They are a pretty gold color and mostly friendly, one more then the other two.  They are also a broody type of hen and when I go out to collect eggs I usually find at least one of them setting on a clutch of eggs. It takes a lot to scoot them off so I can grab the eggs.  Sometimes we can hear them squawking at us all the way back to the house. They look like very fat chickens but their feathers are loose making them appear to be heavier.
These pictures were taken from the outside of the hen house.  Hubs built a small door that opens up on all four boxes so we can just collect from the outside. 
Joining up with the gang over at Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.
Jenny Matlock
Have a great evening!  Blessings!

18 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun to see your hens, I'm always intrigued by the thought of having chickens:@)

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I grew up with chickens and some day would love to keep them again. I'm a little worried because I know some of my neighbors have lost their chickens to coyotes, bobcats and mountain lions, but I'm going to take a stab at it one day....

Great photos, thanks for sharing your chickens with me!

Amiko said...

It new for me... I never knew about this hen. Wow..!

Thank you for stopping by, I am your newest follower.

Amiko

Mary said...

It seems everyone is raising chickens these days! Love the color of your fluffy hens :-)

mrs. c said...

Those girls are pretty, and good layers as well! We are expecting snow again tomorrow night, but not much! I don't want to miss any more school!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

A Buff Orpington is on my wish list of hens. Your's is a beauty.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a pretty color! They look so pretty!

jfb57 said...

When I saw the title of this piece I thought it was about Orpington in Kent UK! I've learnt a great deal here today!
Thank you Chook!

Lola said...

Love the colour of yr fluffy hens too!

XOXO Lola:)

Mama Spark said...

I love your chickens! My BFF has a farm and in fact gave me 8 dozen eggs to sell at my work this am!

★Mumsy★ said...

How very nice to get fresh eggs all the time! Your hen looks pretty in that golden color "-)

Judie said...

I LOVE chicken pictures! My son used to have chickens and he would send me pictures, as well as some beautiful feathers that I would use in my art.

Sue said...

They look very well cared for and healthy.

=)

Jenny said...

Thank you! I now have a great way to describe myself. I'm not really fat, my feathers are just loose!

Thanks for a fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter 'O'.

I always love these touches of rural life!

Oustanding link. Thank you for sharing.

A+

magsmcc said...

Am about to show this to my boss who keeps chickens!

Teresa said...

Just love the hens. Such pretty girls.

Cheryl D. said...

They're very cute!

H said...

I have a few colleagues who keep chickens and have often considered keeping them myself, but we are visited by foxes on a nightly basis, so they would need some serious protection!