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My soon-to-be-processed Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by shelleyb1969, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Just wanted to post a few pics of my 11 week old BRs. Out of 4 eggs, I have 3 roos and 1 hen. [​IMG] The 3 roos will be processed in about 3 weeks, and I'm indecisive on the hen. [​IMG] I just can't justify in my brain the idea of wintering only 1 standard hen. So she may join the boys. But aren't they pretty right now? [​IMG]




    Last edited: Sep 19, 2008
  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Very nice looking! You can't get the girl a friend for the winter? If not, I guess the best choice is to process her as well then. Hope they turn out yummy for you!
  3. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    Wenatchee, WA
    I couldn't bring myself to process a young hen with such awesome laying potential.
  4. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member 11 Years

    How about I give you all my old layers for meat in exchange for a beautiful new layer?
  5. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    [​IMG] Yeah! I found a home for my pullet! I couldn't find any pullets to go with her, so I found her a new home instead of eating her! [​IMG] I'm so relieved...I REALLY didn't want to put her in the freezer. There's just something so wrong about processing a nice pullet.
  6. skeeter

    skeeter Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Parma Idaho
    Quote:I agree,well done
  7. PAChickenChick

    PAChickenChick Songster

    May 4, 2008
    How do you know that you have 3 Roos? I have 2 Barred Rocks that are about 10 weeks old and I have no clue as to their sex. I know that usually the males are lighter..but it looks like you have 2 light ones and 2 dark ones....so I'm just wondering. I was under the impression that they won't lay eggs until they are about 5 months old....or on the other hand...wouldn't start crowing until 5 months????

    I'm really hoping that I have 2 hens because we're all pretty attached to them...but it seems that each week is so nerve wracking. I was just wondering how you already knew.

    Thanks for any help!
  8. AlabamaChickenHead

    AlabamaChickenHead In the Brooder

    Aug 30, 2008
    Ashville, AL
    Look close at the picture, you will see that two of his in the picture have distinct combs, and the one hen in the picture does not
  9. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Michelle...if she is lonely, she can come to my house! c'mon, you're already making the trip...[​IMG]

    p.s. she looks like she wants to come to Aunt Rhandi's house...

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