Pros: Good all weather bird
Cons: Tips of their combs freeze sometimes in below 0 weather.
I have 2 barred rocks and they are a great bird for my flock of 10 birds. They get along with the others, Do well in cold weather, do well in confinement. They are also excellent free rangers and are very good about keeping watch and returning to the coop at night. They are easily handled and become quite trusting once you gain their trust, I can pick mine up easily and they dont kick or flap, they just settle and allow you to hold them. Great bird.