There are many varieties of Plymouth Rock breed of chickens. The most popular varieties are white and barred. Their zebra-patterned feathers and bright red faces make them unique. In the United States, no other breed was kept and bred as extensively as the Plymouth Rock chickens until World War II.
Chickens need to receive the correct nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their diet to stay healthy and productive. When feeding cracked corn or peas, it is recommended to use PECk-O-MATIC Automatic Chicken Feeder's ½-inch regulator disc to feed these chickens. If feeding corn, the 1-inch regulator disc can be used. The opening ensures the easy flow of feed. It is wide enough to regulate the flow and it does not clog up the feed.
They can grow up to 9.5 pounds, which makes them excellent meat birds. They are also great brown egg layers. For this reason, Plymouth Rocks are considered a dual-purpose breed. They can be bred either for meat or egg production.
For folks looking to start a coop, the Plymouth Rock chicken with its characteristics of docility and friendliness is a great starter bird. They are very friendly, and able to withstand cold weather well. They prefer to range freely than being confined.