Blue Plymouth Rock

Hatchery: Art's hatchery
Minimum Shipped Quantity: 15

Blue Plymouth Rock

Hatchery: Art's hatchery
Minimum Shipped Quantity: 15

Straight Run
QtyPrice
Up to 24$2.50
25 - 49$2.00
50 - 74$1.75
75 - 99$1.50
100+$1.30

Next Available Ship Date: 9/18/2019 *

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Males
QtyPrice
Up to 24$1.45
25 - 49$1.25
50 - 74$1.00
75 - 99$0.90
100+$0.85

Next Available Ship Date: 8/28/2019 *

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Females
QtyPrice
Up to 24$3.50
25 - 49$3.00
50 - 74$2.90
75 - 99$2.75
100+$2.50

Next Available Ship Date: 9/25/2019 *

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DESCRIPTION

Plymouth Rock Chicken Facts

The Blue Plymouth Rock chicken is a cross between a native Andalusian male and Plymouth Barred Rock female. The combination of two heritage breeds ensures vigor. Its blue-gray and lavender plumage make it an exceptionally attractive bird. It was first seen in Massachusetts in the nineteenth century and quickly became the most popular breed here. Rocks were added to the American Poultry Standard of Excellence in 1874.

Barred Rocks are a hearty breed, long-lived, and not bothered by many conditions other than parasites just like other chicken breeds. They serve as a foundation breed for many types of chickens.

Weight

The standard weight for a Rock hen is 7.5 pounds, while a rooster can weigh 9.5 pounds. Bantam varieties area available weighing 2.5 pounds for females and 3 pounds for males.

Good for

Known as a dual-purpose breed, Barred Plymouth Rock chickens are known for their egg production as well as their meat. They are commonly used for mass commercial production.

Temperament

Owners describe these chickens as sweet, calm, and docile. Barred Rock chickens are curious and always checking their surrounding environment. Although they do well when confined, they are happier free-ranging. They do well in harsh environments.

Egg Production

Prolific layers, Blue Plymouth Rocks can produce nearly 300 large to extra-large brown eggs per year. Production is particularly good until year three when a decline begins. Though you may see a decline, hens can lay until they are 10. A calcium boost can help egg production.

Time to Maturity

Plymouth Rocks chicks will mature by 8-12 weeks and be used for broilers. Hens will typically begin to lay eggs at 18-20 weeks. Barred Plymouth Rocks enjoy a lifespan of six to eight years, but can reach 10 to 12 years if cared for well.

Breed FAQs

Are Plymouth Rock chickens good layers?

An average hen will lay four eggs a week translating to from 280 to 300 eggs a year. Eggs are light brown and medium-sized. Rocks are considered one of the top 10 best egg-laying chicken breeds.

Are Plymouth Rock chickens friendly?

If you spend time with them to build a relationship, Rocks are trusting and will make a great addition to your family. They enjoy being coddled and have been known to become lap chickens. Children can enjoy showing them as a 4H project. This breed has even been known to get along with the family dog.

What is the origin of Plymouth Rock chickens

Barred Rocks are one of America's oldest chicken breeds. It was first seen in Massachusetts in 1849. Rocks got their name in great measure because they are thought to be ancestors of Plymouth Rock. During World War 2 it became the country's main source of chicken meat and eggs.

Availability

Shipping begins mid-July and continues through the middle of December. You can select from straight runs, male or female Rocks.

Great layer. Great meat. Great family friend. What else could you ask for? Order your Blue Plymouth Rock chicks today and begin to enjoy all they have to offer.