White Plymouth Rock

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    Egg Layer
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    Large Fowl
    White Plymouth Rocks are a fairly easy-to-find breed of chicken. They have yellow neck/head as chicks, but then "turn" white when they feather as adolescent / adults. White Plymouth Rocks are friendly and inquisitive, and like to be hand feed as well as picked up. They are good layers, and their eggs are light/med brown colored. They make a great pet chicken as well as layer.
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    Very hardy in cold temps

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    6-7 per week
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Recent User Reviews

  1. CrazyHenLady386
    "White Plymouth Rock Bantams"
    Pros - Adorable! Suprisingly Winter Hardy and consistent layers! Sweet hens and Gentle Roosters.
    Cons - Those little boys like to fight the bigger boys. You'll need to cover your run, they're good flyers!
    I got my Rooster and four hens a few months ago. They're cute and cuddly plus they are excellent 4H birds. They are calm tempered and are very easy to handle. They lay lots of tiny-tiny eggs! Good starter birds!
  2. Leah567
    "Very sweet chicken with a beautiful personality!"
    Pros - Very sweet, tame, and loves attention!
    Cons - none whatsoever.
    I love my white rock chicken Ellie. She is the worlds sweetest chicken and loves attention! She gets along great with the other chickens. I didn't know white Plymouth rocks could be so gentle and tame. Her beautiful white feathers really make her stand out in our flock. If you are getting a flock of chickens I definitely recommend the white rock! They make a great pet chicken and have great egg production! Ellie has been a great addition to our flock!
  3. dandan111
    "Great breed from ideal."
    Pros - hardy,good egg layer
    Cons - egg size
    These chickens (6) were bought as my girls 4h project. Couldn't be happier. The thing that surprises my wife and I as
    well as people that have seen them is how clean they stay. When it rains the head outside for a bath. If it's dry they
    roll around in the dry dirt, flap their wings and their all clean! Nice white soft feathers. We may go with W/R chicks next
    year also[​IMG]
    . The only negative thing I can say is for a large chicken we haven't seen big eggs. Maybe egg size will increase
    but to be honest the eggs are a nice size. Just not jumbo.

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  1. fishnet1971
    I have had white rocks for years! they are good layers, don't mind the weather extremes, and very inquisitive, and friendly.
      sidders chicken likes this.
    Can anyone tell me if they've ordered from Cackle Hatchery, especially any Rhode Island Reds or Golden Comets, Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks, Barred Rocks, Wyandottes, or Easter Eggers? I got a batch of Black Australorps from Chickens from Backyards (which has great service) that are extremely skidish and unfriendly. Also, if I get any new breeds again, I want to try to make sure that are somewhat friendly, fairly docile and/or at least will fit well in a mixed flock without much aggression (allowing for a normal pecking order of course) and be easy to handle.
  3. minichicks05
    my plymouth rock roo is really agrressive not good around kids
  4. bruceha2000
    I got 2 in my batch of 7 chicks from Meyer on June 10th. Daughter named all the chicks. One WR is named Uki (Japanese for snow) and the other Angel. Not sure what the 4 White Chantecler started pullets I should be getting soon will be named but apparently they will also have some relationship to the color white.

    I wouldn't say mine are particularly friendly though they are inquisitive. They were raised by a broody BA that would let NOTHING get near them so I think they are wary of everything, including the guy who brings treats. Time will tell if that wariness lessens, they come quick as lightening same as all the other chickens when they think there is food to be had.
  5. Chickenchick11
    I have a White Rock named Snow White as well. LOL
    1. lilmarie84
      thats funny I have a white rock named Snow White too
      lilmarie84, May 27, 2017
  6. hellbender
    topdog24...good luck with your new stock. That seems like an excellent name for a bird like yours.
  7. topdog24
    I have one that just started laying, she is so white, my wife calls her Snow White, I want more in the future
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  9. hellbender
    Cant have everything. I cancled an order for these this yer but plan to re-order them (all pullets) for next spring; either White rocks or Austra-Whites. Either will work for my current long-term project.
  10. hellbender
    I like the Whites but your Pros and Cons seem CONTRARY. It's my understanding that they lay better in winter than many other so called dual-purpose birds.

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