Barred Rocks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by koalakat1, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. koalakat1

    koalakat1 In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2018
    I am going to get my very first chicks! I'm super excited and I want some barred rocks! But some people say they don't do well with other breeds...Can someone please help? I've heard they're docile and go well with other docile breeds.
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  2. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

    Nov 12, 2017
    Northwest New Jersey
    If you have any bullies the BR often end up targets due to their gentle temperament.
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  3. moniquem

    moniquem Crowing

    Feb 3, 2013
    Well I just got my chicks about a week and a half ago. I got 1BR, 1 BA, 1 SS and 2 EE. The BA and BR are by far the calmest, I wish i had got more of them instead of the EE. Lesson learned...
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  4. 4 ever Orpington

    4 ever Orpington Mr.& Mrs Orpington

    Nov 5, 2017
    :welcome I purchased one last year. What a witch with her bunk mates. I gave her away but replaced her with two newbie’s this year so far great little girls. I find tyrants in most breeds. They’re like humans always a nut somewhere.
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  5. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

    May 22, 2017
    SC Midlands
    All I have are Barred Rocks so I don't know how they do with other breeds, but the ones I have are very calm and friendly birds.
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  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    I've kept barred rocks in multiple mixed flocks and not noted any issues
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  7. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

    Aug 17, 2017
    I just got 11 chicks about four weeks ago and I also wanted barred rocks. Unfortunately they only have one but I got her and she is probably the calmest of the bunch she seems to get along well with all the others. At least so far She is a week older than the other chicks so they love using heras a pillow since she’s bigger And she’s totally fine with it. But she is still young. That’s weird that you read that they don’t get along well with other breeds. I hope that’s not true because I was reading that they’re very very friendly. Im already wild about her... and she’s so beautiful. I don’t want her to end up being a butt. I already have 4 Rhode Island Reds that have that job
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  8. squishychicky

    squishychicky Chirping

    Oct 23, 2017
    Sydney, Australia
    I have a mixed batch atm only 1 week old. The barred rock is the smallest and fiestiest of the lot! My RIR hen is the most gentle and docile of the flock and regularly goes broody. Wait until they grow and see how they go!
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  9. Rachel Taylor

    Rachel Taylor Crowing

    Aug 17, 2017
    Yes all could change when they get older. My Rhode Island Reds were very sweet and calm and they’re still calm but they’re kind of feisty now that they’re older. In the three years I’ve had my Rhode Island Reds they have never gone Brody. I was told most of them usually don’t but each ticket is different.My Easter Eggers are the craziest chicks I have right now. They just fly from one end of the crate to the other. All night .
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  10. Judy G

    Judy G In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2018
    I added a barred rock to my flock who was 9 months old at the time and I have a variety of chickens and she is fine with the other hens as a matter of fact because of her, I added two more barred rocks to my flock. They are very sweet hens and get along very well with all other chickens.
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