Does anyone have any experience with Barred Rock roosters. My old roos....I had a Black Australorp and a New Hampshire Red. Both were exceptional roosters but they got old and died. I got a batch of Barred Rock pullets in the fall so I'd have a new batch of hens ready to start laying in the spring. I ordered 2 Barred Rock roos with the pullets and I ended up with about 6 roos. I think the hatchery dumped a handful of roos on me just to get rid of them because the crazy things are defective. I think I'm going to kill all of these Barred Rock roos and order some Black Australorp and some New Hampshire Red pullets for the spring and get a couple of roos and just start over. These stupid Barred Rock roos can't seem to figure out how to mate without hurting the hens. The hens start screaming and they gang up on her. I'm sick of them abusing my hens. We've already eaten one of them. I was working in the yard and a group of the roosters had ganged up on a hen. She was screaming and I threw a rake at the group just to break them up and the rake accidentally hit one of the roos just right and broke it's neck. We had chicken and dumplings. I'm beginning to think that the only thing these roos are good for is the stew pot.