barred rocks, when do you think they will lay? pics included.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by phoenix rooster, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. phoenix rooster

    phoenix rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    any guesses on how much longer until they lay? I think they hatched in early spring from a guy I bought it from. their faces are getting more red and feed consumptions gone up and I'm getting hungry and tired of store bought eggs.

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  2. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have barred rocks. I bought them in early April..I have one out of five laying right now. Be patient..you will have eggs soon enough. I know what you mean about store bought eggs. They are so runny and the yoke just doesn't have the flavor of our farm eggs!! By the way Welcome to BYC!![​IMG]
     
  3. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I am patiently waiting for my 4 barred rocks to lay also ....

    they were also born in April . TWICE the size of the pictured BO's above , and WITH RED COMBS AND RED WATTLES .......... SO , I know I probably could hold out my hand and not have to wait very long for them to drop ....

    You think you are impatient ? I have over 100 in my flock and LOOKS like they ll going to lay at the same time . ONLY picking like 5 - 6 eggs a day .

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  4. chick_newbie

    chick_newbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1 br in with 1 slw, 3 california white and 1 wr. They are all from mid May feed store purchase. The only one not laying is the wr. They have been laying for about a month but the cal whites were the first to lay and then the slw and finally the br.

    We get 4 to 5 eggs a day and they really are so much better tasting!! [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have awhile before those girls lay. They look about 14-16 weeks old at most to me.
     
  6. phoenix rooster

    phoenix rooster Out Of The Brooder

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    BOY, chickens love testing our patience don't they![​IMG] they don't give you a choice, well, I'll post some first time eggs one of these days!
     
  7. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:HOW old were they when you purchased them ?
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:they don't look more than MAYBE 14- 16 weeks old .. My barred rocks are almost 7 months old and still NOT laying
     
  9. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ontario Canada
    I have a flock of six barred rocks that were born May 6th. I am getting 3 to 4 eggs a day now.
     
  10. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a couple months before those girls lay they are still young.
     

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