About the Plymouth Rock Chicken | TBN Ranch

The Plymouth Rock, also called the Barred Rock, is an American breed of domestic chicken. It is a dual-purpose hardy breed, raised both for meat and eggs. This friendly sweet breed has a single comb with five points; the comb, wattles and ear-lobes are bright red. The legs are yellow and unfeathered. 

Though the Plymouth Rock tolerates confinement, they’re most happy when allowed to free range. All varieties of Plymouth Rock aside from the Barred and White varieties are relatively rare. The Plymouth Rock is a good setter, meaning it has strong maternal instincts, and a good choice for brooding. 

Weight: Heavy, 7-8 lbs
Bantam, 3.0 lbs. Male
Bantam, 2.5 lbs Female
Use: Dual Purpose
Egg Color: Brown
Rarity: Common
Varieties: White, Buff, Silver Penciled, Partridge, Columbian, Blue, Black


A Guide to Different Colored Chicken Eggs

by Lisa Steele | Countryside Daily
different-colored-chicken-eggsRaise These Chicken Breeds for a Colorful Egg Basket
I’d like to share some chicken breeds you can raise to get different colored chicken eggs — no artificial dyes required! Add these breeds to your flock and in no time, you could be collecting green, blue, cream, pinkish and even chocolate brown eggs…  Continue Reading

About the Author|Lisa Steele
I’m a fifth-generation chicken keeper and the founder of the natural chicken keeping website Fresh Eggs Daily®. I am also an author, gardener and aspiring herbalist and live on a small hobby farm in Maine with my husband and menagerie of chickens and ducks, a German Shepherd, a Corgi and a barn cat…