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You are Here: Home -> Baby Chicks -> Standard Breed Chicks -> Brown Egg Layers/Heavy Breeds -> Buff Rocks

Buff Rocks
2014 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
BURC Males $2.11 $1.86 $1.81 $1.54 $1.45 $1.35 Sold Out
BURP Females $3.22 $2.97 $2.89 $2.81 $2.76 $2.69 Sold Out
BURS Straight Run $2.82 $2.57 $2.51 $2.43 $2.40 $2.36 Sold Out
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: American
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: large
Egg Production: better
Meat Production: excellent
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Heat Tolerance: good
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: better
Weeks to Maturity: 20
Freerange: better
Skin Color: yellow
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: very likely
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 9.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 7.5 lbs
ALBC Priority: recovering

Our Buff Rocks are truly a gorgeous color, being pure golden buff from feather base to tip. The intense yellow of legs and beaks, the bright red of comb and wattles along with the golden plumage make these a real delight to the eye. Our strain has the same deep, well set bodies as the other Rocks, possibly a little smaller in size. They are fine winter layers of brown eggs; also good setters in late spring. Baby chicks are a soft buff color right from the start.


As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Customer Product Reviews
Got 6 Buff Rocks in 2010. Best egg layers I have had. Nice large birds with good gentle temperament. I refer to them as "The Golden Girls". Would buy them again in an instant for my backyard flock.
Great chickens! They are my favorite. Their eggs are consistent, and they are sweet and friendly. If you are just getting into chickens, these are your best bet. I also recommend Rhode Island Reds.
Thank you McMurry Hatchery! My chicks arrived about five weeks ago. I moved the chicks to the greenhouse where the chicken coop is located at about 3 weeks, and now their feathers have now grown in nicely. My Weimaraner and I spend quite a bit of time in the greenhouse interacting with the chicks.
I am 53 year old, an been around chickens all my life. I have never had the pleasure of raising such a wonderful breed as the Buff Rock. There dispostion is great, to be honest they make great pets. They lay well year round, beautiful big brown eggs. In all my years of experience with chickens the Buff Rock would have to rate number one on my list.
Dear Mcmurray hatchery, I love my chickens. They are all huge, especially my buff rocks. They are beautiful and are going to lay great!!! I am twelve years old and just joined 4-H. I look forward to showing my rocks!! Thank you, and I will be a loyal customer for years to come!
I LOVE my Buffs!! Being a first time chicken keeper I am finding the recomendation McMurray gave me for a heavy breed, brown egg laying bird with cold/high altitude hardiness is working perfectly. I have 16 hens (most of which are laying daily or every other day now) and two roosters.. 6 other roosters went into the frying pan this past fall (and were YUMMY!). Hens started laying smallish eggs at 6 months but now (apx 8 months) the eggs are good sized and pretty shades of brown. I already have neighbors calling me to see if I have extras to sell (cool, this will pay for their weekly feed). This is SO Easy!!! Thanks for your help McMurray