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Is a Barred Rock an excellent or good layer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by S*T*A*R, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Barred Rock hen, and she laid one egg yesterday, and hasn't laid any yet today. Are Barred Rocks good layers or excellent layers? [​IMG]
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    My barred rock hen lays an egg every day, I don't think she's missed a day in a few weeks, not that I know of anyway [​IMG] I would say excellent [​IMG] She is about 1 year old.
     
  3. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 that lay about 5 eggs a week and 5 that lay everyday. It varies by hen, food, age, weather, stress etc. so mine free range have a safe place to roost and are about 20 months old.

    ETA: and they eat flock raiser
     
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  4. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would say excellent, i have 3, i get 18-20 eggs per week from them, obviously i expect that to scale back with winter coming.

    The eggs at this point are smaller than my RIR, but more consistant
     
  5. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine lays a egg every day. i love her she is just the sweetest thing! did your hen just start laying? when they first begin laying they may lay one egg and not pick up for a while...
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    BR's are excellent layers.
     
  7. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, team edward, my hen just started laying. So you're saying that she might not lay another egg for a few more days?
     
  8. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A new layer may skip some days in the beginning, but she'll catch up. All of the BR's that I've ever had have been excellent layers. We've gotten 5-6 eggs a week from each hen. I have four more BR pullets that should start laying in the next couple of weeks, and I can't wait!
     
  9. OregonChickenGal

    OregonChickenGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 and they're excellent layers.
     
  10. S*T*A*R

    S*T*A*R Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks people!!! She should be giving me lots of eggs pretty sooooon!!! [​IMG]
     

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