Should I get a Barred Plymouth Rock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by feelyweely, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. feelyweely

    feelyweely Out Of The Brooder

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    i can only get 5-6 chickens and i have been questioning getting a barred plymouth rock. I have heard that if you are getting a small flock and are wanting to get a BR to just get all BRs or else they will be mean to the other chickens. Is that true? Can I just get 1? thanks!
     
  2. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    IDK, following... I have one in my spring order I had not heard that
     
  3. feelyweely

    feelyweely Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard that in this video.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They get along just fine with other chicken breeds. I've got 4 in my flock. But they are a more active breed then some. They are very curious and tend to become trouble makers if they get bored or don't have enough space. They need at least 5 sq ft of coop space and at least 15 sq ft of run space, compared to the typical 4 sq ft/10 sq ft guidelines. And they need to be kept busy.
     
  5. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Meh, in her experience.

    I am not changing my order, again... unless I hear a lot more of the same on here.

    Are these your first chickens? I am getting my first chicks first week of April 2017 I have a thread going for us newbies:)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1144279/spring-2017-first-timers-post

    Gary from Idyllwild Ca here
     

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