Chicken coop plans make building a home for your feathered friends much easier. Once you've decided to raise chickens, and you've checked your zoning laws to find out how many you are allowed, your next step should be to think about a chicken coop. The coop is where your chickens will sleep and lay their eggs.
This is what I want...free range chickens roaming my yard. Oh yea, but also the darling chicken coop needs to be built, and my kids can collect their eggs in a little basket everyday... Do I sound like a dreamer? ;)
Orpingtons have laid back personalities and are very docile. They are great foragers and do well in confinement. Orpingtons are very nice looking birds make great affectionate pets. Due to their timid nature Orpington chicks tend to be on the bottom of the pecking order when raised with other breeds.