Barred Rocks!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Countrypunk92, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. deserthomestead

    deserthomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, such a shame!

    Hm... is it possible to encourage broodiness? I know I can make future generations more broody by only hatching eggs from the broody one.
     
  2. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is always a chance for broodiness, but you can have BR hens and roosters and then get a breed know for being broody and have that one hatch the eggs
     
  3. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 Barred Rock hens enjoying the summer weather.

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  4. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Overrun With Chickens

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    They are just beauties!
     
  5. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Got them from a local breeder and they are friendly as can be. They are also going to be very big.
     
  6. Angelicisi

    Angelicisi Overrun With Chickens

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    I have what I thought was one but believe she's a mutt. She was a pullet trade for tropicals from a local farmer :)
    Shes a faithful layer, even in this heat lol and she's getting HUGE also! I love them. She's the bragger for each girl who lays lol
     
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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Do you happen to ask the breeder, or perhaps you know, what line are these birds? Thanks.
     
  8. hondo58

    hondo58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I see him again I will ask as I don't know offhand. I suspect that it is some hard to find rare line or maybe even one of his own breeding as he has a menagerie of exquisitely beautiful exotic birds, plants and animals hidden expertly behind a simple home. If you didn't know what was back there you would never suspect it's a hidden gem. I'm always amazed at what some people can create.
     
  9. ChickenCrazy123

    ChickenCrazy123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first barred rocks[​IMG] they are so sweet I just love them
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    now they are a 5 weeks old
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  10. chick lovers

    chick lovers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i have three barred rocks all of which i love and they were in the all pullet section at the feed store. Well one looks like a roo instead of a hen. I am not sure though because i am new to barred rocks. If anybody knows it would be really nice to know thanks. He / She is fifteen weeks old
     
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