any one got any plymoth rocks??

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mike kirby, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. mike kirby

    mike kirby Out Of The Brooder

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    hi!!
    im looking to buy some more chickens![​IMG]!and have been offered some barred plymoth rocks from a friends friend! i dont know to much about these chickens!!!!

    has anybody got any?? are they good to keep as pets?? are they good egg layers??
    any other information will be much appreciated!!!

    thanks Mike [​IMG]
     
  2. SHELLY

    SHELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a roo and 2 hens that are rocks. I love them. They are only about 4 months old, so they haven't started laying yet. Can't help with an opinion about eggs. I think they are beautiful and docile animals. My rooster (Opie) follows me around the yard and talks to me. I have other breeds (reds and orpingtons) but the rocks are my favorite. I say "get them!"
     
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
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    I have 3 hens. I got them at 4 months old. They are friendly. Do not like to be picked up tho. One follows me around like she is a dog. They all come running when they see me. Looking for treats of course. I have these 3 and 2 golden comets and I usually get 4 eggs a day. Don't know if somebody is not laying or if a diff one takes the day off every day. They are nice brown eggs. I think you would enjoy them.
     
  4. eggcetra_farms

    eggcetra_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rock is the friendliest of my chickens. She'll let you pet her and pick her up. She's also the most consistant layer and lays the largest eggs. I can only compare that with my golden lakenvelder and golden campine, but except for when she was sick she was laying an egg a day. She finally hit the 2 ounce mark in egg weight. I'd definately get some barred rocks!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My absolute favorite breed, full of personality, curious, friendly, great consistent layer. I also have a rooster who is a year and a half old, very even tempered, sweet fella, excellent guardian. Also, had a younger BR cockerel that I kept till mating age. He was an absolute doll, too, and they did not come from the same lines. All of the cockerels I've hatched have been the sweetest things and so have all the pullets. Even the pullets with Barred Rock mothers and different fathers I hatched awhile back are even more sweet and friendly than the purebreds. Bet it's that BR influence in them.
     
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have 6 Barred Rock pullets (including Tiny the blind pullet). There are very sweet and sooooooo beautiful.
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have barred rocks and partridge rocks. They are very friendly and funny birds.
     
  8. mike kirby

    mike kirby Out Of The Brooder

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    thanx for the advice!!
    they sound truly amazin!!!!
    looks like i shall have to take him up on an offer!!!

    thanx again!
    i love this website!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:DO IT!

    I love mine.[​IMG]
     
  10. Rooster01

    Rooster01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks are great egg layers and are pretty friendly. I would get them.
     

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