So as the title say's I have a one year old barred rock that needs a new home. She's a great egg layer and I really like having her but unfortunately she picks on my buff orpington. I got into raising my hens last year and didn't know that barred rocks are known for bullying the more docile breeds. So I would rather find her a new home. Please let me know if your interested and the bird is yours.
1 year old Barred Rock needs a new home. I'm located in the SF bay area.
Hi! I live by the Russian River-is that near you? I have 2 sick birds right now so probably someone else will take her before we're clear over here. I'll check back here then. I sure could use a good layer-I end up running a chicken retirement home because we're vegetarians. I don't think I have a hen under 4.
I wanted to tell you about 2 products that helped when I had a really vicious Silver Lace Wyandotte. One is called Rooster Booster Peck-No-More Lotion. It's sticky & blackish. It disguises the pink & red skin so the bird doesn't keep attracting more peckers-as you know, once it gets to a certain stage they just won't leave her alone because they're attracted to the color red. It also has aloe & stuff to help with healing.
The other helpful thing was called Pecker Wrecker. It was kind of like those wild bird seed blocks you hang up except for chickens & much harder. It really keeps them busy & I guess provides an "appropriate pecking outlet." It kind of swings when they peck it, I guess to keep them interested & challenged.
I thought I'd mention these things in case you don't find a new home right away.
No, the Russian River is about 60 miles north of San Francisco, in Sonoma County. If you have ever done the wine tasting thing, I am about a half mile from Korbel Champagne. I've never heard of Russian River Meadows. Maybe there are 2 Russian Rivers--the Russians were all up & down the coast. Thanks for getting back to me--once everyone has been healthy for a week or 2 I'll check back here. If you haven't found her a home yet we could talk about meeting closer to where you are if it's a long distance. Good luck in the meanwhile. It's so upsetting when they're mean to each other, isn't it?
I can take her! i live right in Macungie PA south of allentown
Edited by LehighCounty4-H - 2/2/16 at 12:53pm