Rock barred - adult or chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicky234, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. chicky234

    chicky234 New Egg

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    I have many many Rock barred and are enjoying them, but I am trying to figure out whe they are concidered an adult. Even thou we do enjoy them they were bought for a reason and would like to weed out the heard as soon as possible. They are about 12 weeks old now
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By "adult", do you mean to ask how old they are when they begin laying? Around 20 to 26 weeks approximately...Could be a little more, just depends on the individual bird.
     
  3. chicky234

    chicky234 New Egg

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    Ready for laying and when are the roos ready to be put in the freezer...to put nicely
     
  4. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I recommend you read up on keeping chickens....however you want to keep them.
     
  5. ngamtnman

    ngamtnman Out Of The Brooder

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    Most of the time you want to process them around 16-22 weeks.
     
  6. chicky234

    chicky234 New Egg

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    Thanks .... it is nice to have a better idea on the roos .. the hens we had a idea but just couln't get a idea on the roos... thanks again
     
  7. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They lay around 6 months.And they are called barred rocks not rock barred [​IMG]
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of my Barred Rock roo, about 20 weeks....

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    you want to make sure they are roos first, are they crowing? The girls should be laying around 18-20 weeks...
     

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