This week’s featured animal is the buff Orpington chicken. If you were to take a survey among all people who keep chickens, this breed would be the number one favorite. There are many reasons for this. In my opinion, the buff Orpington is the ideal example of the perfect backyard flock chicken. It is a beautiful chicken, being a solid honey blond color. Almost without exception, buff Orpingtons always have a sweet disposition. They are friendly, calm and make great pets. They will become quite affectionate with persons they recognize and actually like to be held and gently stroked. They are quiet for a chicken and not very good flyers. All of these facts make them great backyard flock chickens. They are productive layers of large, light brown eggs. If you are thinking of getting a few chickens for your own little backyard flock, make sure the buff Orpington is on your list. Watch this blog for future postings about other great backyard chickens. Secret Environments creates enclosures/environments for backyard chicken flocks. If you want to have healthy, amazingly flavorful eggs and a few new pets to enjoy, give us a call. We will create a beautiful environment for you and give you advice on which chickens are most desirable and the best hatcheries from which to order them.