Get ready to meet the Barred Plymouth Rock Chicks from Valley Hatchery, a breed that’s as fun as it is feathery! These chickens, recognized in 1874 by the American Standard of Perfection, are a staple in American poultry history. Often affectionately called “Barred Rocks,” these birds are the epitome of the classic farmyard chicken, reminiscent of the kind Grandma used to raise.
What makes Barred Plymouth Rocks so special? For starters, their striking black and white striped feathers are not just beautiful, they’re iconic. They’re a large breed, with roosters weighing about 9.5 pounds and hens around 7.5 pounds. These birds are dual-purpose, meaning they’re great for both eggs and meat. And when it comes to eggs, they’re superstars, laying about 200 to 280 large brown eggs per year.
These chickens are more than just egg-laying machines; they’re a joy to watch and interact with. Known for their friendly and docile nature, they’re perfect for families with children and get along well with other chicken breeds. They’re also hardy, handling both cold and warm climates with ease, making them a low-maintenance choice for backyard flocks.
At Valley Hatchery, we’re committed to providing healthy and happy Barred Plymouth Rock chicks, complete with a live arrival guarantee. With a lifespan of 10 to 12 years, these chickens are not just pets; they’re long-term companions. So, if you’re looking for a breed that’s easy to care for, great with kids, and a prolific egg layer, the Barred Plymouth Rock Chick is the way to go. Get ready for a backyard adventure filled with fun, feathers, and farm-fresh eggs!
Learn more about this breed, watch this video by ‘Livestock Breeds’: