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looking for opinions on breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sunkhaze Farm, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. brownhousefarm

    brownhousefarm Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2011
    I sell my eggs as well and I use the red and black stars. The feed conversion, foraging ability, and attitude are great. What I do is use the different colors to tell how old they are. Happy Egg Selling
  2. NewChickieMom2

    NewChickieMom2 New Egg

    Apr 8, 2012
    I have a few, they are a friendly calm breed. You can't go wrong!
  3. Brendap58

    Brendap58 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 30, 2012
    I am almost finished with the chicken house. I will be purchasing Silkies. Can any of you recomend a hatchery?
  4. Yukonchick

    Yukonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I heard that the Barred rocks are a hardy breed.
  5. JillS

    JillS Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2012
    I have three Barred Rock. They are very smart and friendly. They know their names and walk in a line with their two Black australorp flockmates. When I tell them it's time to go in the chicken house, they do. They are happy to be recognized by name and told they are nice and neat. In the coup they will parade in a circle to be the one to be complimented by name on how nice and neat they are. I have been told they lay a fine large egg. I'm still waiting. But they are concentrating on it. They are 19wks. The time is soon as they have started building fine round nests and acting like adult hens reciently.Their feathers are very soft. I would not be able to comment on your climate as I am in the southern region of the country.
    You would not be displeased with Barred Rock as your choice as they get along well with others so you could choose again and know they would get along well.
  6. Yukonchick

    Yukonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thats amazing. Who says chickens are stupid. when i hear stories like that, i feel so sorry for the ones that are in big commercial places where they never leave the small cages they're locked in. So cruel.
  7. Yukonchick

    Yukonchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got a nice big chicken run I'm building for mine. I just finished the fence yesterday. Worked all after noon. almost 35 feet long. [​IMG]
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  8. NewbieLewis

    NewbieLewis Out Of The Brooder

    May 14, 2012
    Whats the difference between a barred rock and plymoth rock ????
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    The breed is a Plymouth Rock and the Variety is Barred.


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