Which one is better for what I want

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SarahFair, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    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?
     
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
  3. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rocks would be the better pick. Just my opinion.
     
  4. AWChickens

    AWChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my BR good layers very patient with the kids, so much in fact that I've just added more!
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  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 [​IMG]
     
  6. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Barred Rocks all the way for eggs and good temperment! [​IMG]
     
  8. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    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.
     
  9. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Well I guess Im going with barred rocks then..
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    yups BR's are better for what you want,,, but BJG are nice too,,, just not AS nice.
     

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