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post #1 of 12
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which of these do you think is more docile and friendly, a easter egger or a barred rock

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post #2 of 12

Both are, usually. I have both BRs, EEs as well as Ameraucanas. It's more of an individual thing than a breed thing. I would call both friendly, but neither one is a pushover.

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post #3 of 12

I am on the fence as well. I got a few of each for that reason lol. My first chickens ever were Barred Rocks, and I fell in love with them. This is my first time with EE's but I haven't been dissapointed yet smile I will always have BR in my yard though, they are just great all around birds, and mine were "LAYING THROUGH THE SNOW" kinda hens, everyday lol.

post #4 of 12

I'm not going to be of any help to you. I have two of each breed and have one friendly EE and one skiddish EE, one friendly BR and one skiddish BR. I think they both tend to be friendly breeds, but it'll vary between each individual bird.

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post #5 of 12
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if you guys could only get an easter egger or barred rock which would it be

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post #6 of 12

Barred Rock, yep. For me anyhow if I had to choose.

post #7 of 12

Barred Rock

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post #8 of 12

I gotta stick with my beloved "chickie-chick", she's a Black Astraulorp. She's a great mom, and funny gardening companion.D

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~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
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post #9 of 12

barred rock would be the one I choose.   Both are sweet, but personally I feel my BR are sweeter.

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Breeder of: Barred, Mottled and Black Tailed White Japanese,Red Golden Pheasents,and Brabanters!!!
Also a breeder of: Netherland Dwarf Rabbits, Beveren Rabbits, Meat Goats, and Nigerian Dwarf Goats.
www.zephyrfarms.webs.com
Check out our swap page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=35798-swaptrade-page
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post #10 of 12

Hey all - I'm new here, but is there another name for Barred Rock??  I can't find it on the "Breeds" Page - looking for pictures/proper name??

Thanks!

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