barred rock

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    Barred Plymouth Rock - Curly Sue aka Sue. She's the smallest of her flock. Sue was my very first layer, which was a pleasant surprise due to her size. She is 4th in the pecking order but can fend for herself if necessary. She's all around an incredibly wonderful girl.
  2. ChickChic00

    Meat Breed/Dual Purpose

    I am thinking about ording some chicks to raise and breed for meat. The breeds I have in mind are Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, Barred Rock, and Delaware. I would like to just cull some of the roos for meat and have any females I hatch as egg layers. I have a rir rooster that I want to breed...
  3. chickengirl778

    Barred Rock very sick, please help!

    1) What type of bird , age and weight (does the chicken seem or feel lighter or thinner than the others.) She is a Barred Rock, 3 years old, don't know her exact weight, but definitely feels lighter than normal. 2) What is the behavior, exactly. Extreme lethargy, wings hanging down, comb and...
  4. eip9549

    5 laying hens free to good home- central NJ, will travel to deliver

    We have come to the difficult decision to rehome our 5 hens. The predators in our neighborhood have skyrocketed and we really want them to have a better chance at living out the rest of their days. I just chased away a fox (middle of the day)and hate having to keep them cooped up, they deserve...
  5. Spudlo

    New chicken mom and member

    3 Amberlinks are 6 months old laying large dark brown eggs, Wyandotte and Barred Rock 5 months and one is laying a very small light tan eggs. But the sweet sweet Silkie (Pearl) has all of a sudden started crowing, biting, and trying to mount the much larger Ambers! So Pearl seems to be Paul...
  6. McGoo

    Free - Barred Rock Orpington Rooster NY state

    Free Barred Orpington. New York State. He is 9 mos old (cockrel), father and grandfather are a good sign :) Willing to bring him to you if reasonable distance.
  7. BrahmaMom1797

    Moving Coops Questions

    Hello!! I have two hens, a Swedish Flower hen and a barred rock hen that are just gonna be too big to keep with my little birds. I have a little spot in my coop I could keep them in the morning and at night that could hopefully get them used to my other hens and the other big hens to them. I...
  8. Rock_birdes

    Hello all!

    Hello all! I'm new to this site, and new to chicken raising. After going to the hardware store to get a piece of metal I finally caved and got 3 baby barred rock pullets. (On September 12) This site has more than helpful in answering most of my questions so far just by clicking through old...
  9. comish83

    Barnevelder Temperament

    I have 10 birds and all of them but my 2 Barnevelders (pullet and cockerel) will eat from my hand. The Barnevelders seem to be incredibly skittish. So many people on forums reviewed Barnevelders to be very friendly with a few skittish comments here and there. My question is, do even the most...
  10. comish83

    New to Chickens and want advice on breeding

    Hello all and am excited to make my first post. I have 10 8 week old hens (2 Rhode Island Reds, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Golden Buffs, 2 Cream Legbars, and 2 Barnevelders). It is really interesting getting to see their personalities develop. The idea of breeding to blend their traits really fascinates...
  11. amymae1100

    Banty Genders W/Poll

    Please help, my chicken expert friends! :love I have some new pictures of my babies! They are between 4 and 6 weeks old, I think about 5 wks, give or take a few days. I hope these can help y'all tell me what we got. The last batch I got was 3 cockerels and 1 hen too, lol! It appears to me that...
  12. K

    Please help! I believe a bacterial infection is killing my girls!

    Sorry for the chapter book I'm about to write. I'm heartbroken. I only have 3 girls and now 2 are gone. I'm so upset, I did everything I could right. I tried to do everything by the books and speak to people here and I knew about raising chickens, and then one died suddenly two weeks ago. I had...
  13. amymae1100

    TSC Bantams

    Any guesses on my two Silkies, Barred Rock and I assume a Cochin or Brahma bantys? The white silkie doesn't have a comb showing yet but has some hair-do going on. The black or blue? (not sure the difference) one has more of a comb showing from what I can tell. I know Silkies are hard to sex and...
  14. S

    Can you help ID my 6 wk old barred rock?

    Hi guys, first time post, but I've been on the site for a few weeks now. I have a small flock of 5 chooks, 1 EE, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Barred Rock, and 2 SLW. Can any of you all help ID the BR? I dont have any other to compare it to. It is a sweet little bird, and thankfully I live in the country, so I...
  15. Alicat4244

    Gotta do what ya gotta do when your hot I guess lol

    She figured out how to cool off and I figured out why their water was getting dirty so quickly !
  16. buffy-the-eggpile-layer

    Do Your Chickens Love Belly Rubs?

    Okay, so, a few of our flock of 7 hens (about 20 weeks old now) REALLY love to get their bellies rubbed, in particular my Barred Rock and Easter Egger. It literally puts them into a lull--they'll let their wings droop, dozily chatter, and start to fall asleep no matter the time of day. Often...
  17. kristeninprogress

    The Flower Flock

    I thought it would be interesting to keep progress pictures of my chicks, since A.) I'm obsessed with everything they do, and B.) I'm curious about how my Easter Eggers will change. :D I bought the first four flower girls 4 weeks ago, and the second group 2 weeks ago. Excuse the double...
  18. LunaMarieWolf

    How long can roosters stuff stay inside and fertilize eggs?

    I had 2 roosters. One barred rock/ EE mix, Danny and one New Hampshire, Hammy. I sold Danny June 13 in the early morning. I collected eggs from the 14- 19. And started incubating them. Some of them are starting to hatch. So I have collected eggs from some of my Barred Rock hens and they are...
  19. Denasmee

    What breed is this, and what gender. Half barred rock.

    This barred rock was picked out of a group and we had no idea if it was a girl or boy. We’re hoping for a girl. We know from the farmer, that the father of this chicken was a barred rock rooster, but we have no idea what mother. If you guys could give me an idea that would be amazing. Also...
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