New Zealand (Barred) Rocks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jipjip, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. jipjip

    jipjip In the Brooder

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    Hello
    I have just found your website and can't quite believe there are so many other chicken obsessed people out there. Chicken rearing in your back yard is a little unusual where I live but lots of people are interested and I've influenced a few to get started once they see how we keep them.

    We have a large city section 1000m2 and have part of the yard fenced off for chickens to free range in. I have small arks for them to roost in. We have no foxes or other significant predators (aside from cats and rats) and a mild climate so easier than in some places.

    I have 5 large Barred Rocks and one Barred Rock Bantam. Also a white Pekin (called Winter Princess....) and a new Polish Bantam who looks gorgeous but thanks to your website I think he is a rooster (he is starting to get pointy feathers round his crest neck and tail) and will have to go live somewhere else once he starts crowing (sadly). I would love to have full sized Polish chooks (love that hat!) but can not find a breeder in New Zealand - they are really rare here.

    I can't get the clock to work for me (I don't know what time zone I am in....) am writing this at 10.15pm NZ time.

    Greetings to you all
    JipJip
     
  2. nzpouter

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    which part of the country matey? Where's your barred rock banty comes from? [​IMG]
     
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  10. DDRanch

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    Welcome to the BYC site. Yes, there is a whole lot of obsession here, 24-7 anytime day or night. Glad you are here.
     

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