barred rocks, rhode island reds, or easter eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Capone, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Capone

    Capone Songster

    Jul 27, 2009
    Rhode Island
    im getting 25 so let me here your thoughts

  2. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Central Florida
    Yes, Yes and Yes

    hmm, probably not much help, I have all three. I have to say, I love those gosh darn EE's, they are way nicer than the BR's and the RIR's
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    I love my EE hens and there eggs are sooo pretty mint green in color. My barred rock still to young to tell . I don't have RIR I hear they are more aggressive
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2009
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Our RIR are pretty docile, but they are big-time feather pickers! I read online somewhere that they are more prone to this, since they lay a very large egg for their size, so they need more protein.

    What are you wanting the birds for? If it's for looks, RIR and BR are pretty plain, every chicken looks just like the next. EEs have a variety of colors, and some lay colored eggs as well. They are probably the most likely too brood eggs and chicks as well.

    It really depends on what you are wanting the birds for [​IMG]

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