Barred Rocks!!

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

  1. CRSelvey

    CRSelvey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So you couldn't break that to me gently huh? [​IMG]. Out of 6 chicks I brought home, it turns out that 4 are now cockerels. Thank you, I really do appreciate the answer even if it wasn't what I was hoping.
     
  2. Brookhavens

    Brookhavens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2. Definitely 2 cockerels.
     
  3. leahy

    leahy Out Of The Brooder

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    That is the way it goes sometimes. This year the chicks I got were sexed perfect, all pullets. Other yrs I've had almost 50% be roosters. Having raising chickens for 50 yrs, barred rocks are on of my favorites too, but the last batch I got came from a not so good strain. They grew up to be really small, like a white leghorn. Also, after 1 yr a couple of them started acting like they were having a nervous breakdown, even with being top of the pecking order. They were constantly running around nervous, cackling at the top of the lungs, not laying, and getting the rest of the flock all stirred up. I ended up culling them because it went on for months. Never had trouble before, think I got a bad strain from the hatchery.
     
  4. Delight30

    Delight30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if these guys are old enough to tell the difference, but wondering if I have any cockerels in this bunch.... I have 3 BR and I think I may have at least one cockerel. They are 4wks in these pictures. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. HughesFowlFarm

    HughesFowlFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    New to the barred rocks, but so far they are my favorite! I got 3 chicks, 3 days ago, told that they are 2 weeks old
     
  6. Brookhavens

    Brookhavens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Delight30

    Delight30 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you Brookhavens [​IMG]
     
  8. strssdmom

    strssdmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I am new to chickens and I just got a speckled egg from one of my girls. I didn't know any of them would lay speckled eggs. Now I am searching for who it belongs to.

    What color eggs do barred rocks lay?

    Here is the egg...

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    It is difficult to see the speckles, but it is the one on the top left.
     
  9. HughesFowlFarm

    HughesFowlFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got three 2 week old chicks, one has brown around it's eyes and has crooked toes and already has small tail feathers. Can anyone tell me how to fix it's feet? And what does the brown around it's eyes mean?

    If I can fix it's feet, will it's genetics cause it's off spring to have crooked feet?
     
  10. HughesFowlFarm

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