barred rock

  1. Barredrocker99

    Integrating chicks into a flock?

    Hello all!! I have ten hens, they’re all pullets, and they’re absolutely lovely! I would love to add to the flock, though. How would the chickens fare if I got some new chicks? I know a lot of the time when you add new chickens to a flock that has already established a pecking order and whatnot...
  2. EHaag

    First Time Chicken Owner - Very First Egg!

    Hello all! I have a forum that explains the story of our sweet rescue chicken and this will include her new flock of friends we recently adopted.The link is here: Mabel's Story The exciting news is that we got our very first egg today! We adopted 3 one-year-old chickens from a local suburban...
  3. Ouwendyker

    Breeding California Grey Chickens

    I currently have a dozen white leghorn hens, thinkin about breeding them with a barred rock rooster to get california grey chicks. My question is, does it need to be a purebred barred rock rooster to get the autosexing trait, or can it be any rooster that has barring?
  4. alknoll

    Do Barred Plymouth Rock roosters have blue tail feathers?

    I am deciding which breed rooster to add to my flock and saw a beautiful photo online of a BPR roo that had some blue tail feathers. Is that common or did someone cross BPR with another breed to achieve that? thanks!
  5. P

    Barred rock pullets laying in winter.

    Hey guys this is my first time with chickens this winter. I have 4 barred rock hens that are 18 weeks old. Do you think I will see any eggs this winter? I’ve heard mixed things, some say they will lay in the winter others say they will wait until the days get longer. What is your experience with...
  6. City2CountryGirl

    Gurgling sound?

    I was out with my chickens earlier and one of my pullets had a gurgling, bubbling sound to them? Can they get sick? Like catch a cold? or have digestion problems? seems to be fine I mean running around and foraging? I was just curious. Thank you
  7. Barredrocker99

    All of my hens have stopped laying simultaneously

    I have 10 hens, and they’re about 7 months old. I was getting eggs from just about all of them daily, and for the last few days they’ve all just stopped laying. I’ve gotten about four eggs total in the last four days. It’s definitely getting colder here, could that be the reason, or is it...
  8. Barredrocker99

    All of my hens have stopped laying eggs?

    I have 10 hens, and they’re about 7 months old. I was getting eggs from just about all of them daily, and for the last few days they’ve all just stopped laying. I’ve gotten about four eggs total in the last four days. It’s definitely getting colder here, could that be the reason, or is it...
  9. Barredrocker99

    Post impacted crop surgery

    Hey guys!!! So I recently had to do impacted crop surgery on one of my beautiful BR. It’s been about five days since the surgery, and she’s doing really really well. She’s been eating all the scrambled eggs I give her(not too much, just small portions with probiotics mixed in), drinking lots of...
  10. Barredrocker99

    Crop surgery

    Hello!! Regarding my BR that has not seemed to be doing well, I have discovered her crop is definitely impacted. It is about the size of a tennis ball, hard as a rock, and not emptying at night. I could not induce vomiting, and I don’t want to try again as the mass in her crop feels quite large...
  11. Barredrocker99

    What’s wrong with my hen?

    This is all regarding my last couple of posts about a sick(?) BR: https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/botulism-marek%E2%80%99s-disease.1426247/post-23474571 I still have no idea what’s wrong with my hen, and I’m afraid of not finding out until it’s too late. She’s been relatively lethargic...
  12. Barredrocker99

    Botulism.. Marek’s disease?

    So, I posted a few days ago about a five month old BR that seemed to be getting sick. I thought she was getting better.. thought maybe she was just adjusting to the cold temps or maybe was just about to start laying and was in a bit of pain. That’s definitely not the case. I went out to give the...
  13. Barredrocker99

    First snow

    Hello! We just had a pretty bad rainstorm... about 2 days straight of an absolute downpour. For whatever reason, the two heating lights I have in my coop went out in the rain. My dad thinks it’s a ‘gfi switch’ in which case we’ll just have to wait until it dries then hopefully it’ll come back...
  14. Barredrocker99

    Frostbite??

    I’m going to attach pictures tomorrow and post something a little more descriptive, but wondered if anyone could help me at the moment. I’ve got a Barred Rock that seems to possibly be getting sick. Not 100% sure about that, but the last few days she’s been a bit lethargic. she’s been the very...
  15. M

    Lavender Orpington Rooster offspring

    Hey Everyone, we are pretty new to chickens and were wondering about breeding. We have a lavender orpington rooster. We have heard that a lavender would produce black offspring. Our hen breeds are golden laced wyandotte, silver laced wyandotte, rhode island red, butf brahma, gold sexlink, and...
  16. LondonKallie

    Barred Rock/Ameraucana Cross

    I have a Barred Ameraucana Cross Rooster, (I'm making this post late at night and don't have a picture so I looked it up) -- which this image is from cackle hatchery and it's classifying this as a Black Sex Link. My two hens are Ameraucana purebreds and I wondered what I'd get if I crossed them...
  17. Barredrocker99

    Love my girls!

    My chickens started laying eggs!
  18. S

    Help! What gender is she/he

    I am new to the backyard chicken life. I got some pulleys and this barred rock I am concerned may be a roo. Can someone possibly help? It is the lighter one.
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