Anyone have Barnvelders?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Redfeathers, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    My friend is going to buy a couple of Barnvelder hens but was told they are not good egg layers. I've read on the charts that they are good layers. What is your personal input on this breed. Good layers or bad????
  2. Cocky

    Cocky Songster

    Nov 15, 2007
    Georgetown, SC
    I'd also like to know how their eggs compare in color to welsummers or marans.
  3. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    I don't have any but I remeber reading a post that EweSheep used to have some and said the egg color was no where near as dark as welsummers or marans.

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