Barred Rock chickens are inquisitive and can be a little particular about their coop mates. We have found that similarly sized birds tend to do best with this breed.
Here are some Barred Rock basics:
Temperament: Mostly friendly, especially if interacted with regularly. Can be choosy about the other chickens in their pens.
Egg production: Very good, with large brown eggs
Used as meat birds: Yes
Size: Males 10 pounds, females 7 pounds
Listed by The Livestock Conservancy: Yes, click to connect to The Livestock Conservancy for more information
If you are interested in getting Barred Rocks of your own, there are several sources of chicks available either by mail or in person. As always, we recommend researching the quality of the breeder facility, the care required for keeping chickens in New England, your local laws and regulations for keeping poultry, and the many different breeds available before purchasing any birds.