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.
Gold Laced, Silver Laced
Approx. 180-230 medium to large light brown eggs per year
All birds are 16-22 weeks of age when delivered and are hens, unless otherwise stated
We vaccinate against Mareks, Turkey Herpes Virus, Infectious Bronchitis, Infectious Bursal disease, Avian Infectious Laryngotracheitis, Coccidiosis, Salmonella Enteritidis, Mycoplasma Gallisepticum and Egg Drop Syndrome
We have 12 collection points including Ivybridge in Devon; Baltonsborough (near Glastonbury) in Somerset; Congresbury near Bristol; Porthcawl in South Wales; Cheltenham in Gloucestershire; Corsham in Wiltshire; Theale in Berkshire; Ware in Hertfordshire, Lewes in East Sussex, Christchurch in West Sussex; Botley in Hampshire and Chessington in Surrey. We generally have collections every 6 weeks from late February until mid September. Private deliveries are only possible for 10 or more birds and subject to route availability.
All birds are guaranteed for 7 days from delivery provided they have had access to rehydration solution for that period. We stock ‘Hydrate a Hen’ and ‘Vit a Hen’ for this purpose.