Rock Chicken Hatching Eggs


Rock Chicken Hatching Eggs are very popular and are available in many different types, such as: Framed Barred, Barred, Partridge Rock, Plymouth Rock and Silver Penciled.

They very easy to keep as they are generally low maintenance and shy, but look stunning with their soft feathers, with unique colours, and designs. Take a look at our range of Rock Chicken Hatching Eggs below, for more information and photos:

10 MULTI COLORED LEG BANDS 11 16"-#11 FOR POULTRY CHICKEN HEN COCK ROCK RED

10 MULTI COLORED LEG BANDS 11 16"-#11 FOR POULTRY CHICKEN HEN COCK ROCK RED

- $4.99 13h 12m
6+ Fertile Columbian Plymouth Rock Chicken Hatching Eggs

6+ Fertile Columbian Plymouth Rock Chicken Hatching Eggs

- $30.00 1d 20h 26m
BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK HATCHING EGGS,  8+ SQ producing flock

BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK HATCHING EGGS, 8+ SQ producing flock

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$23.00
$30.00
4d 10h 11m
Winter Hardy Pure Breed Chicken Hatching Eggs PARTRIDGE PLYMOTH ROCK

Winter Hardy Pure Breed Chicken Hatching Eggs PARTRIDGE PLYMOTH ROCK

- $20.25 5d 19h 47m

Rock Chickens


First developed in the United States during the middle of the 19th century, the actual inventor of Plymouth Rock Chickens, or more commonly referred to as simply Rock Chickens could never be ascertained for sure. There were many people who actually claimed to be the inventor. However, John C. Bennett, an American physician, has been credited with either inventing the breed or popularizing the same. The bird as a breed was first exhibited in a show in 1869.

Basic Characteristics

The Rock Chicken is one of the best poultry breeds that has ever been developed. Everything, starting from the nature of the bird to its features is perfect for it being raised as a poultry bird. These are cold-hardy birds and therefore are ideal for any small farm or even backyard flock owners. Its broodiness, docility and above all its egg-producing ability has helped it to become one of the most popular breeds for the farms and flock owners.

The Barred Rock Chicken

Today, there are several varieties of the Rock Chicken. These would include barred, blue, buff, silver-penciled, partridge, Columbian, and white. Of these the barred variety was the first to be developed. Developed during the middle of the 19th century somewhere in New England or Connecticut, these birds were one of the first breeds of chicken to be developed in the United States. The bird got its names from the numerous bars or stripes it has on its body. They are a dual-purpose breed, i.e., they are known for their meat as well as egg-laying abilities. Itís a very sturdy bird and is able to look after itself. It is also quite lively. Known for its ability to consistently lay eggs, it gets big enough within a few months to be ready for the table. The breed was so popular that it was the most extensively bred chicken in all of United States before the World War II. All the other varieties have been developed from the barred variety by crossing it with others.

Features

The standard weight of these birds as designated by the American Poultry Association is between 7.5 and 9 pounds and therefore it belongs to the heavy category. The birds have a long, broad back. They are devoid of a crest but do have a single comb. Their feet have four toes and do not have any feather on them. They are hardy and docile making them just the right bird for confinement and breeding. Their eggs are large and brown in color, and sometimes do have a hint of pink. Their egg-laying ability is extremely well averaging 4 eggs every week.

As Pets

There is an increasing interest in the United States among families to raise chickens as pets and the Rock Chicken fits the bill perfectly. Their docile and friendly nature coupled with the ease with which they could be handled and their ability to withstand cold conditions has made them hugely popular as pets among American families.