Barred Rock

Rating:
3.33333/5,
  • Egg Size:
    Large
    Purpose:
    Multiple
    Egg Color:
    brown
    Egg Laying Rating:
    Fair
    Chicken Size:
    Large
    Barred Rock chickens are usually quite. They cluck, the chirp, they make noise but people barely hear them. Hens would even make a noise to announce that the egg-laying is done but then the sound won't reach the crowd.

    Taking its origin from the United States, this breed often produces large chickens and ones who live longer than the rest. Although they can be good for meat production, they can also make good pets because they're usually very calm. When they're still chicks, they are usually very cute to play with and look at. When they grow up, they would really get big. Their breast would look aggressive and their wings taking the lower backward direction.

    The Barred Rock breed has eight colors. Their eggs look reddish brown or pinkish red and the eggs are large. One would get a clue that they will get big from their egg itself.

Recent Reviews

  1. JC17
    1/5,
    ""
    My BR pullets are ok with people and ok with other chickens. Not super friendly but not super mean either. One of them acually bullies my silkie rooster!
  2. halcyonflorida
    1/5,
    ""
    I have two pullets: have become quite friendly over time. They come over to me when I visit and want to be petted. Look forward to seeing their beautiful coloring when they grow up.
  3. Chloe88
    4/5,
    "Good for layers, but somewhat bad-tempered"
    Pros - Lays a lot, medium size, intelligent
    Cons - bully, eat a lot, tend to pick at other birds
    I have 11 of these birds in my flock. They are great layers,especially during the first year and a half of their laying life.

    However, the roosters tend to be really mean. I'm probably over simplifying, but the hens also tend to be bullies, and quite piggy. This breed does love to eat.

    But, you can use them for meat and eggs, and they do give a lot of eggs, so all in all they're a good breed.

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