Please share your experience with McMurray's Barred Rocks!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Cowgirl71, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about trying some Barred Rocks from McMurray next spring. How well did you like yours? Things I'm interested in are:
    - how early they began laying
    - how good of layers they were, and for how long (One year? Two or three years?)
    - size of eggs
    - size of bird
    - temperament
    - and any other interesting tidbits you'd like to share! [​IMG]
     
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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Never has any Barred Rocks form Murray McMurray. My nephew did however order some Buff Orpingtons from them that are just now about a year old. I don;t know if they mixed the the order up or what but the chickens we got there may have been 8 to 10 out of 25 (I think that were ordered) that were actually Orpingtons the rest were some kind of mixed chicken maybe half the weight of an Orpington andthey lay an off white (not really cream) egg. They were not very good spring layers but have done a little better in the fall.

    Most of the time when my family has ordered from Murray they usualyy are good about sending what is ordered, I think that there was just some kind of mix-up on this one order.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:And you were also wanting to know how long they layed right ? Like we talked about Cackles BRs were great in the first year but burnt out after that.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh yeah, I thought I was forgetting something. Thanks! [​IMG]

    Draye, I wonder if your nephew got Buff Minorcas? Last spring I placed an order for Buff Orps and RIRs. I was pleasantly surprised when they sent me an extra five Buff Orps. A few months later five of my "Buff Orps" got white earlobes, and were very small, slender, and flighty. I soon figured out they were Buff Minorcas and traded with a friend for some Red Sex-Links. I was glad that they were all pullets though. If McMurray had sent me five BM roosters I would not have been happy.
     

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