These juveniles will be 6-12 weeks old and are ready to go straight into the coop.
Barred Plymouth Rocks or "Barred Rocks," as they're called, are one of the most popular dual-purpose chickens on small farms today. Their heritage is unclear with reports of different crosses, but what is clear is that they're very friendly, great layers of large brown eggs and able to withstand cold weather quite nicely. These are also widely used as one of the foundation breeds in some Sexlink varieties.
Barred Rocks mature moderately quickly at about 24 weeks and will lay 275 - 300 brown eggs per year.