barred rock behaviors

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by guerrera567, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. guerrera567

    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    are they nice or mean, because im thinking of getting one
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Naturally, they are individuals, but they are my absolute favorite breed. Personality plus! Mine are very affectionate, curious, intelligent and great layers, to boot. Even the roosters are sweethearts, at least all I've ever had, with one odd exception.
     
  3. guerrera567

    guerrera567 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thanks
     
  4. 2boxers

    2boxers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rock pullets are docile, sweet, and not too "flighty" or jumpy. They are my daughter's favorites because they let her catch them.
     
  5. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :DMy husband and I just bought 2 BR pullets last week. They were members of a rather large flock and didn't seem to have much in the way of human contact. But after only 3 or 4 days I see the difference in them. They seem sweet though still a little skittish but I think that will pass with time. I say go for it. I have only heard nice things about them.[​IMG]
     
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Quote:I have a pair of Barred Rocks and my hen is just the opposite. If she even sees you looking at her across the yard she takes off running and hides somewhere. The roo however is very sweet. He doesn't want me to touch him, but he will come right up and stand next to me. He is not agressive at all.
     
  7. bdp7150

    bdp7150 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 2 br pullets fergie and h2o and they are nice brown egg layers and good human interactions good looking hens also i say get you some .
     
  8. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2008
    Corn, OK
    Well, that weird hen that follows me around is a BR, most of my other BR's are just as friendly (though not as strange...)
     
  9. annmarie

    annmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're also great conversationalists! [​IMG]
     
  10. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I have two and they are about equally gentle natured as the Jersey Giants
     

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