do they do good in cold weather.
Yes, the white rocks are a cold hardy breed.
What if I want 1 boy and 4 girls
You can order however many males and females you want. But the minimum order for shipping is either 25 or 15 depending on what month they are delivered.
These Hens used to set on their eggs and were very good mothers. Has this been bred out of them ?
Yes, the first response was worded incorrectly. Some of the rocks may set but there are other breeds that are known more for brooding, like the buff orpingtons.
Are the white rocks same as the Plymouth rocks
Plymouth Rock is the breed name. We hatch 4 different colors....buff, barred, partridge and white.
Is this breed is suitable for reproduction.
Yes, White Rocks can reproduce naturally.
What does, St. Run mean?
Straight run means "as hatched", unsexed.
How will it cost for 3 straight runs?
They would be $2.92 each if you ordered 3 st run chicks. The minimum order for shipping is 15 chicks.
CRAZY GOODI ordered 10 White Rocks ,straight run, and thought, yeah I'll get mostly cocks. Thought I'd add to my order but only cocks were available. Now I was sure I'd get all roosters. Wrong! I have two roosters and 9 hens as they sent an extra. They are really beautiful brave birds. Have shown great hardiness and weight gain. Two thumbs up McMurrey.
Hardy chicks UPDATEDOrdered 20 roosters to be delivered in early August. All arrived happy and healthy. Only three weeks old now, but all feathering out nicely and growing as expected. Will update as they grow older. Great experience so far for a first time McMurray customer!
UPDATE 12/2015: We raised these birds for meat as we were not interested in raising hybrid meat birds. We processed 7 birds at 17 weeks, and an additional 12 at 20 weeks (1 was a hen, so she gets to stick around!). We were slightly disappointed with their dressed weights. Average dressed weight was 3.73# (we didn't have a single bird weigh more than 6# live weight - even after 20 weeks!) That's a far cry from McMurray's advertised mature weight of 9.5#.
We'll try a different breed next time to see if we can't get a bigger bird at 20 weeks.