Barred Rock Layers???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dalostshaker, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. dalostshaker

    dalostshaker Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys! Can someone please give me a rough idea as to when we might see some eggs out of my girls??? I have 5 barred rocks that just celebrated their 4-month birthday last week. Someone told me that it was around 20 weeks and onther person told my husband that it was more like 8 months! I hope that it's sooner rather than later!
    I appreciate your advice! [​IMG]
     
  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
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    My buff Rocks generally start laying around 22-24 weeks, if that helps any.

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  3. dalostshaker

    dalostshaker Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome!
    Thanks![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually at 6 months they lay gorgeous brown eggs. They are good layers in the winter here too in the South and make excellent pets !!!
     
  5. I*Eat*Chickens*Yum

    I*Eat*Chickens*Yum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:My barred rocks started anywhere from 21 to 25 weeks.

    Congrats on having them. I absolutely love mine. I think they are GORGEOUS birds.
     
  6. buckeye chickens

    buckeye chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    When I had some they layed at about 24 weeks. do you have a light on them? If not they will need one soon.
     
  7. dalostshaker

    dalostshaker Out Of The Brooder

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    A light? Just good 'ole Mr. Sunsine.
     
  8. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Quote:My Barred Rocks and my Rhode Island Reds all began laying at the same time last year, at Thanksgiving. The Reds were 6 months old and the Rocks were 7..they laid double yolkers and small eggs for weeks and then settled into laying the big fat brown eggs daily until the heat got so bad and now they lay NEARLY every day. Go ahead and give them layer mash now if you aren't already and some oyster shell. Good luck!
     
  9. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    My barred rock just laid her first yesterday! She is 21 weeks!
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:At 4 months of age they are fully feathered, and don't need any artificial light.

    My experience is that barred rocks start to lay at 21-24 weeks and will lay right through winter.
     

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