Barred Rock

Average User Rating:
4.21905/5,
  1. 2Fast2Curious
    4/5,
    "Friendly breed."
    Pros - * Daily winter layer
    * Shoulder/lap bird
    * Talkative
    * Human-friendly
    Cons - Our barred rock was sickly from the start, and nearly died of an illness in the beginning. She also got egg-bound once.
    We had a barred rock for about two years before a predator got her.

    She was talkative and social with humans, and bonded with a red sex link. She took a few months to warm to us, but when she did, she was the shoulder bird every land-bound pirate didn't know they needed. Bottom of the pecking order.

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    We have a mixed cockerel who looks to be part barred rock - we don't know if he'll take a similar path, but he is bottom of the pecking order. Like her, he is LOUD and fairly talkative.

    We've found our barnyard mixes have had far better health than the purebreds and hatchery lines. That said, I'd recommend birds with this heritage if you're looking for a friendly companion who lays through the winter.
    Purchase Price:
    $7
    Purchase Date:
    July 2015
  2. Ashley McDaniel
    5/5,
    "Beautiful Barred Rock"
    My favorite bird when it come to looks. I have a pair of sister's, they are inseparable! Great layers! #All around great addition for your flock!
    Purchase Price:
    $5.00
    Purchase Date:
    November 2, 2017
  3. Taylorbrood
    4/5,
    "Barred Rock"
    I have one she is loud and skittish, but her worst trait is she pulls tail feathers from the others and pecks them till she draws blood. she has been put in isolation so the others can heal. She is smart though loves bird toys and entertains herself quite well. But when she wants something she rings the bell till you come.

    I give her a 4 because of her intelligence, but the pecking and blood drawing is not something I expected of her. It's almost like a game to her, she just runs up grabs the feathers and pulls them out, attacks again to draw blood, not sure what her problem is. she is still young so hope to break her of this issue.
    Purchase Price:
    6.50
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  4. Lavender Ro
    5/5,
    "Barred Rocks."
    Pros - Very Friendly and Docile. Also, have a fairly good egg producing rate.
    Cons - Nope, no cons.
    I just love this beautiful breed! SAM_1817.JPG
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  5. BantammChick
    5/5,
    "Sweet and gentle chicken!"
    Pros - This chicken is sweet and tame.It is a large breed,I have a barred rock rooster and he is the sweetest rooster I have.
  6. CoopAndFeathers
    5/5,
    "Docile Chicken, a perfect pet and producer!"
    Pros - Extremely calm, docile chicken, great multipurpose animal, easily adapts, even as pullets, to love its people
    Cons - Not much, some don't prefer their "bland" coloration but I love my Barred hens
    Love them! They are some of the sweetest chickens I have!
  7. norain
    4/5,
    "Great Breed"
    Pros - friendly good egg layers
    We have three barred rocks .
    They were 6 months older than our 20 rode islands
    So they showed the young birds how to range
    and get around . Would definitely get more when the time comes.
  8. melle1980
    5/5,
    "Barred rocks are perfect for any backyard."
    Pros - Dominant without being aggressive
    Attractive markings
    Excellent layers
    Sexing is easy from chick
    Not too loud
    Curious birds, natural leaders
    Cons - None perceivable from my point of reference
    The barred rock are always to first to explore uncharted territory and changes made to their enviroment. The other chicks would follow their lead. My barred rooster is the best a flock keeper could ask for. He knows his place and is obedient. He will put himself in harms way to protect the girls when threatened. When he finds something good to eat he will call the girls over and offer it to one of them before he indulges. He also fights off the other roosters if they give me a hard time. He stops other flock members from bullying each other and he is always keeping an eye out. I feel like Somebody Up There gave me a great gift. They are a great breed for families, the novice or expert flock keeper.
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  9. Lovemylilcluckers
    5/5,
    "Connie-Barred Rock"
    Pros - Protective
    Has personality
    beautiful
    submissive at times
    easily handled
    not too loud
    Cons - None! (except-she likes pecking my red toe nails through the fence)
    Bonnie sue likes this.
  10. Squeak61
    5/5,
    "Absolutely wonderful!"
    Pros - Very friendly, curious, protective, beautiful feathers, mellow, good with kids
    Cons - Bossy, might bully more docile chickens
    I absolutely love our Barred Rock.
    She is such a sweetheart! She's extremely friendly (also a little sassy) and she'll come right up to you. Lots of personality. Also, she acts protective of the flock. She's very bossy, but she usually doesn't bother our other chickens. I love this breed :D
    featherhead007 likes this.

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