Which one is better for what I want

SarahFair

Songster
11 Years
Sep 23, 2008
3,696
28
209
Monroe, Ga
Hey there yall!
Ive narrowed it down to two breeds.
Black Jersey Giants
or
Barred Rocks

The lady in the city up the road has the BJG for $15 a piece (is that high?? They are 08 spring I think)
and someone has barred rocks for $5.

I want something that lays eggs on a reg basis and would be a good meat bird.
I also need a good with kids chicken.

Which one would be a better pick?
 

Kanchii

Songster
12 Years
Sep 8, 2007
2,565
11
216
San Rafael, California
BRs are easily tame, lay great, and are a pretty good size so would be just fine for meat.

$15 aint too high for any bird, really. Heck, we sell just mutt layers for up to $30 around here
 

mom2jedi

Songster
11 Years
Aug 12, 2008
735
2
139
San Diego, CA
How much room do you have? BR are a favorite here, I'm planning to get one when I get my flock.

This is a great tool for narrowing down choices. It will give you more options than just the JG and the BR but it has good breed discriptions once you click on one.

http://www.mypetchicken.com/breedQuestions.aspx

I used this when I first started choosing my breeds. At least according to MPC, BR lay 4 LG/wk while the JG lay 3 XL/wk. Giants take a long time to mature too.
 

cthrash1

Songster
11 Years
Apr 15, 2008
3,046
5
221
Somerset, KY
BRs are the best and smartest...IMO anyway. And sweet as can be. And Bess is now laying an egg almost on a daily basis since she has gotten used to us.
 

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