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Chicken Breed Profile

Plymouth Rock

A popular chicken breed, Plymouth Rocks are also known as Barred Rocks. The breed was first developed in the U.S. in the mid-1800s to produce both meat and eggs. They come in eight recognized varieties: barred, white, buff, partridge, silver penciled, blue, Columbian and black. They are available in standard and bantam sizes.

Weight: 7 to 8 pounds

Urban Uses: Plymouth Rocks are good layers, producing four eggs per week. Tolerant of cold weather, they don’t mind confinement. They are also valued as meat birds.

Egg Size: Large (standard type)

Second Thoughts: These large chickens need a roomy coop to be comfortable.

Breed Association: Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club of America, American Poultry Association

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