Originally Posted by wingstone
Men are like kids, If it is quiet for to long you need to go see what they are up to........ he is suppose to be working in the garden and this is what I find when I go around the corner..
You should frame this picture. I love it!!
Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
Originally Posted by barbiegirl
Originally Posted by lygertliy
I'm not breeding barred rocks, but if you don't mind me asking. I got silver laced wyandottes as well as barred rocks to try them out this year as all I've had before are some production layers. They're only a few weeks old so I haven't had time to evaluate them yet. Is there any particular reason based on the breed or personality of chickens or just personal preference making you want to make this change?
I'm asking because I'm looking for a breed that I will eventually keep (getting something other than hatchery birds) that is dual purpose and that is going to be something that my small nephew would love being around.
I want the Barred Rocks because they are supposed to be friendly and good layers of brown eggs. I want from a breeder because my Silver laced wyandottes (believe they are hatchery stock) are mean and after seeing them killy my only speckled sussex that was broody was heart breaking. I don't want hatchery birds any time soon. I want chickens that will be good egg producers and are friendly.
I won't deny that breeder stock is desirable, but my Meyer Hatchery BR are my sweetest, and the BR was the first to go broody (she is 10 mos!). Shocked me.
I was thinking the same thing. Breeder quality is definitely better, but my favorite flock is the one I started with that all came from a hatchery. I spent more one on one time with those chicks, and I think that's mostly what matters, as far as temperament goes. Right now I have BLRW's that are from a breeder and I hate them. Nasty, Nasty! I also don't spend time with them, but I'm not mean to them either.