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Barred (Plymouth) Rock- getting one of these, lay 4 large brown eggs/week and are smart and docile in temperament.
Barred Plymouth Rocks are one of the most popular dual-purpose chickens on small farms today. They’re very friendly, great layers of large brown eggs and able to withstand cold weather quite nicely. Though they tolerate confinement, they’re most happy when they get to range freely. All varieties of Plymouth Rock aside from the Barred and White varieties are relatively rare.