what are barred rock chickens like to have

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rollkeeg877, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2012
    london ontario
    im wondering what barred rock chickens are like to have I've herd good things about them but I'm just wandering what there really like i want to get some this year for laying
  2. CGinJCMO

    CGinJCMO Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2012
    Cole County Missouri
    The 3 girls I have a good friendly birds. I had a pullet that liked to get on my shoulder when she was younger (thus my avatar pic.).
    I also have some red sex link hens...the barred rock eggs are such a light brown compared to the reds, that they're almost pink.

    There's a rock thread that talks about heritage and hatchery rocks both.
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

    Jul 29, 2012
    Oregon City, OR
    My Coop
    My 2 are some of my favorites. They are HQ birds, but I seriously looking to only having Rocks in the future. They lay real good, quiet, friendly and if they go broody they are great mothers(mine went broody at 6.5 months old and I let her hatch 2 eggs from my birds). I would highly recommend them. If you can afford it, get them from a breeder. They are a little bigger and have better barring.

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