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Rhode Rock Hybrid

Rhode Rock Hybrid Chickens For Sale

Introduction to Hybrid Rhode Rock Chickens

The Rhode Rock is a very pretty hybrid chicken, incredibly hardy and robust yet gentle in nature. They are calm, confident and not flighty. They have stunning iridescent, petrol sheen black feathers with a lovely red speckled neck. They lay up to 300 medium to large light brown eggs a year for you to enjoy having plenty of fresh eggs every day with this lovely laying hen.

*Please note, hybrid hens are cross bred and as such about 10% may not lay the specified coloured egg, if you want a guaranteed egg colour then opt for a pure breed chicken*


This indicates that this breed is not aggressive per-se, but not really suited to mix with smaller bantams or to outnumber other breeds, they are better with their own kind or breeds of a similar size and nature.

Aloof But Friendly

This breed will be very inquisitive and friendly; however, they can seem a little aloof as they do not like being handled too much and will be self-sufficient, they prefer to chicken about doing their own thing.

250-300 Medium/Large Light Brown PA

This breed can lay up to 300 medium to large light brown coloured eggs per year, they are not known for being broody.

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The Rhode Rock is a very sweet bird, they are quite calm in temperament and can be hand-tamed with patience and persistence. They are not overly flighty and are a confident and sturdy back garden laying hen. They are suited in mixed flocks and love to free roam, having a fairly large garden or field would be ideal for the Rhode Rock Chicken. Not easily stressed the Rhode Rock is a bomb proof first-time keeper’s hen if you’re wanting plenty of eggs and confident, happy go lucky hen, however, they will most likely not be a lap chicken and will tolerate handling with time and patience.


Hybrid Rhode Rock hens are great roaming birds, they love to forage and free range, they would not be suited to a small back garden set up and would need lots of grass time. Nutrition is important for hybrid chickens, they need a good layers’ pellet and extra treats with calcium, vitamin D and B12 to enable them to produce lots of lovely fresh eggs. You will need to ensure your area has feed and water available at all times. Not the cuddliest of breeds they are not likely to become a lap chicken but can be hand tamed and will tolerate being picked up and handled. They love to forage so the perfect setting would be a large walk-in run for when you’re not around, as they can fly, with lots of space to forage outdoors safely. You can use electric fencing to create safe areas for foraging if you have a big space. Hybrids can fly and would like a roosting bar for sleeping at night, they can also manage a house with a ladder or a ramp.


Hybrid Chickens come in many varieties and are usually cross-bred from different pure breeds such as the Light Sussex, Rhode Island Red and Leghorn. The Rhode Rock is Hybrid bred from the Rhode Island Red and a Barred Plymouth Rock. They are not easily stressed and are generally very confident, friendly birds. Hybrid chicken development is quite new and only started in the 1950’s, before the hybrid chicken was created most farmers and poultry keepers kept pure breeds. Hybrids have been created to lay prolific numbers of eggs, but their egg production is short lived and they tend to slow down after about 3 years of laying, they are capable of laying up to 300 medium to large light brown eggs per year and are not known for being broody.

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