Valley Hatchery proudly offers the White Plymouth Rock Chicks, a beloved and classic American breed. Established and acknowledged by the American Poultry Association in 1888, these chickens, often referred to as White Rock chickens, are a sight to behold with their stunning, solid white feathers. They share the same robust and friendly nature as their Barred Rock cousins, making them perfect for backyard poultry enthusiasts.
These pure white, dual-purpose birds are not just pleasing to the eye but are also active and engaging to raise. They boast an impressive annual egg production, laying 200 to 280 large brown eggs per hen. This ensures a steady supply of eggs for all your culinary needs. Known to frequently go broody, the White Plymouth Rock hen is excellent for those considering naturally expanding their flock.
The White Plymouth Rock is a larger breed, with roosters weighing about 9.5 pounds and hens around 7.5 pounds. While they have a slightly shorter lifespan than some other breeds, averaging around 8 years, they make up for it with their gentle and calm demeanor. This makes them an ideal choice for any farm or backyard setting, adaptable to both coop and free-range environments.
As chicks, their fluff varies from white to dark smoky hues, eventually maturing into their iconic white feathers. You might notice a variation in leg color, with yellow legs in adults but sometimes darker legs in chicks and juvenile chickens.
At Valley Hatchery, we are committed to raising our White Plymouth Rock chickens to the highest health standards, ensuring that only the healthiest chickens are for sale. Our goal is to make your experience with chicken keeping as enjoyable and rewarding as possible, starting with these beautiful, friendly, and productive birds.