18 Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Othylocke, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am lucky enough to walk into my local Tractor Supply today when they just got a shipment of chicks in. I bought the lot of em. We had always planned to get Barred Rocks as soon as possible and now we do.
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you buy 18 pullets or were they straight run?

    Either way, you will have a lot of eggs by the end of August.
     
  3. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope your TSC got the pullets mine didn't - it's undetermined whether I have 3 girls/4 boys or 4 girls/3boys of the 7 I bought. I refuse to believe that I could have picked at least three gentlemen in ladies' clothing.
     
  4. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18, wowza! lucky find if they were sexed pullets!! great luck if they were straight run!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    Straight run unfortunately. My TSC never sexes any of their "specialty" breeds. We are hoping that we get at least half female. The funniest thing is that my 2 week old red pullets were terrified of the new Rocks. They got over it overnight thankfully.
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Plymouth Rock is one of the most popular breed of chicken. What makes them a "specialty" breed, according to TSC?
     
  7. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgive me I meant featured breed. Basically each week they get in red pullets and straight run "featured" breed. They are never sure which breed they receive until they get there.
     
  8. Othylocke

    Othylocke Out Of The Brooder

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    As an update, we got an additional 16 Barred Rocks with a few Dominiques with them. We lost 6 of the Rocks the first night. We currently have 35 chicks. They are enjoying the coop and hopefully we won't loose any more. One more shipment to TSC then it will have to wait till next year. Total cost for our first year is something like 700 dollars.
     

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