Pros & Cons Of Keeping Plymouth Rock Chickens

Plymouth Rock Chickens

As another Monday comes we at the team already announced that as a part of our weekly pros and cons articles for this week we will proudly present to you the Pros & Cons Of Keeping Plymouth Rock Chickens. As we have said before, we write our articles based upon our own personal experience and on research. Plymouth Rock is one of our favorite chicken breeds next to the Cochin so we hope that you don’t mind a bit of exaggeration from our side on the Pros list.

Plymouth Rock Chickens


1. A Positive Bread

What I mean when I say a positive breed is that I never had experience with a lazy Plymouth Rock chicken. This breed simply enjoys life my children always ask me to expand our flock with more Plymouth Rock chickens. This is something I consider to be a big Pro for this particular breed.

2. Great Layers

This breed is capable of providing you with a large number of eggs. If you have the means to provide them with the nutritious materials needed for a chicken to lay quality eggs you will more than surprised with the outcome. The Plymouth Rock chickens are famous for the large eggs they provide so you don’t have to worry about the size of the eggs that this breed brings to the table

3. A Highly Adaptable Breed

Plymouth Rock Chickens
via Pinterest (Judy Beck)

This breed is highly adaptable to outside factors around the subject of their residence. They can live a good life and enjoy it in and out of the coop. This makes them very good egg layers during the winter. Another thing that makes this breed special is that they can also be great layers during the summer also.

4. Very Friendly Towards Animals And Humans Alike

The first chicken that fell asleep next to my dog was a Plymouth Rock. The sight of these animals just enjoying each other company was one of those things that got me thinking that there is more to chicken keeping than eggs and meat. Plymouth Rock chickens also became a favorite breed of my children as I mentioned before.


1. They Can Bully Other Chickens

This is the only Con that I could find about this breed, that some chicken breeders complain about the Plymouth Rock chickens can be bullies.

I think that this is a problem due their ego – everyone that I found complaining about the bullying that comes from this breed said a different reason for bullying.

Some people complain that this breed can be particularly enraged at newcomers in the flock and some complain that this breed can be particularly enraged at younger chickens from the flock.

I think that the problem with the Plymouth Rock chickens bullying comes from their ego, they are easy to spoil. They enjoy petting more than other breeds and I think that the keepers constantly make them feel special. This is the reason why people complain about the bullying.
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