Buff Orpingtons are the most popular variety of Orpington. They are a big soft, fluffy hens which like to free range. Due to their size – wingspan ratio they are unable to fly making them the perfect hen for areas with low fencing.
Generally Orpingtons are extremely friendly and relaxed hens, they also weather well through the winter months thanks to their plumage. You may also find they often go broody but do make great mothers.
They should lay approx 180 large, light brown eggs in the first year.