Orpingtons are a fantastic choice for families with children or those who are new to keeping chickens. They are calm, friendly, and very good mamas. Orpingtons are a large bodied bird with beautiful fluffy plumage. They tend to be a broody breed and lay an average of 5 eggs per week. The eggs are typically tan, but some hens can have a heavy bloom that make the eggs appear pink. My pen is setup to hatch chocolate and mauve females and blue and black split to chocolate males.