Plymouth Rock - Chicken Breed of the Week!

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Kassandra Smith

Senior Editor • Backyard Chicken Coops

Last Updated: 17 November 2017

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Hello chicken keepers,

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my favourite thing about keeping chooks is the diversity of chicken breeds available. I’m slightly addicted to spending inordinate amounts of time researching the many different plumage patterns, personalities and laying powers that different chook breeds possess. Totally normal, right?

Each week I will shine the coop light on a different chicken breed for us to coo over. Let’s have a little peck at the beautifully barred Plymouth Rock chicken breed.

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The Plymouth Rock Chicken Breed

Plymouth Rock Chickens are hardy hens that can cope with cold, lay well throughout their lives and come in a wide range of pretty plumage colours and patterns. These all rounder chooks make a colourful and charismatic addition to any backyard chicken coop with their friendly temperament and affectionate manner. These chilled out lookers are a great addition to your chook flock or the perfect poultry choice for a beginner chicken keeper.    

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Learn more about the Plymouth Rock chicken breed with our handy dandy guides and articles:

The Plymouth Rock Chicken Breed Profile

Our Comprehensive Guide to the Plymouth Rock Chicken Breed

5 Reasons to Love Plymouth Rock Chickens

Caught the chicken breed bug? Continue your poultry “research” with our Top 20 Chicken Breeds for Your Backyard Coop here. Or if you know what you want, have a peck at our suggested breeder list. After some more cheeky chook action? Of course you are! Join the flock on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Feathers Forever,

Kassandra X