Barred Plymouth Rock chickens, which are also sometimes called Plymouth Rocks or Barred Rocks, are believed to be one of the United States’ oldest chicken breeds. Their heritage isn’t 100 percent clear, as there have been varying reports of crosses, but in any case, Barred Plymouth Rock chickens have long been one of the most popular chicken breeds in the country. Their name was inspired by their beautiful, striped black and white feathers, and they have become favorites on farms and in small backyards due to their calm temperament and egg-laying capabilities.
The first thing you will notice about Barred Plymouth Rock chickens is that they are incredibly easy to manage. They also have very docile personalities and are usually affectionate to those who care for them. The Barred Plymouth Rock chicks you purchase will quickly prove to be good with kids and other chicken breeds, making them an ideal choice for small backyard setups with other chickens. When you have Barred Plymouth Rock chickens to roam, they will actively forage and eat worms, lizards, ants, and other pests that some chicken breeds usually shy away from. Additionally, as Barred Plymouth Rock chickens can withstand cold temperatures and just about any climate, you won’t have to worry about taking extra precautions to protect them from the elements.
In addition to wowing you with their personalities, Barred Plymouth Rock chickens can also provide you with plenty of eggs and meat. They are dual-purpose chickens that can lay up to 280 large brown eggs per year and grow to be about 6 (hens) to 7.5 (roosters) pounds on average, providing your family with a decent amount of meat. Whether you opt to use Barred Plymouth Rock chickens for their eggs and meat or you decide to simply keep them as a pet in your backyard, you will quickly see why they have remained so popular as the years have gone by.
|Egg Production||Excellent||Hen Weight||6 lbs|
|Personality||Docile||Rooster Weight||7 1/2 lbs|
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