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Is a Barred Rock an excellent or good layer?

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I have a Barred Rock hen, and she laid one egg yesterday, and hasn't laid any yet today. Are Barred Rocks good layers or excellent layers?  idunno

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post #2 of 10

My barred rock hen lays an egg every day, I don't think she's missed a day in a few weeks, not that I know of anyway smile I would say excellent thumbsup She is about 1 year old.

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post #3 of 10

I have 3 that lay about 5 eggs a week and 5 that lay everyday. It varies by hen, food, age, weather, stress etc. so mine free range have a safe place to roost and are about 20 months old.

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post #4 of 10

i would say excellent, i have 3, i get 18-20 eggs per week from them, obviously i expect that to scale back with winter coming.

The eggs at this point are smaller than my RIR, but more consistant

post #5 of 10

Mine lays a egg every day. i love her she is just the sweetest thing! did your hen just start laying? when they first begin laying they may lay one egg and not pick up for a while...

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post #6 of 10

BR's are excellent layers.

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

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post #7 of 10
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Yes, team edward, my hen just started laying. So you're saying that she might not lay another egg for a few more days?

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post #8 of 10

A new layer may skip some days in the beginning, but she'll catch up.  All of the BR's that I've ever had have been excellent layers.  We've gotten 5-6 eggs a week from each hen.  I have four more BR pullets that should start laying in the next couple of weeks, and I can't wait!

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We live on a small hobby farm with our 2 labs, 3 barn cats, 3 beehives and several dozen chickens. 

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post #9 of 10

I have 3 and they're excellent layers.

My Girls: 4 EEs, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 1 Australorp. Also have 1 dog, 2 horses and 3 llamas. Oops, and a husband. (LOL)
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My Girls: 4 EEs, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes and 1 Australorp. Also have 1 dog, 2 horses and 3 llamas. Oops, and a husband. (LOL)
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post #10 of 10
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OK thanks people!!! She should be giving me lots of eggs pretty sooooon!!! yippiechickie

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