The Rhode Island Red
is a chicken breed raised for meat and egg production and also as show birds. They are a popular choice for backyard flocks
because of their egg laying abilities and hardiness. The bird's feathers are rust-colored often with white streaks, however
darker shades are known, including maroon bordering on black. Their eyes
are red-orange and they have yellow feet, with reddish-brown beaks.
Chicks are a light red to tan color with two dark brown bars running
down their backs. The Roosters usually weigh in at 8.5 pounds,
the Hens slightly less at 6.5 pounds, cockerel at 7.5 pounds.
The Rhode Island Reds
are friendly chickens with a good nature. They are good pets for children. Frequent layers, Rhode Island Reds are noted for their brown eggs.
Although they can sometimes be stubborn, they can end up producing up to
200 eggs a year but a healthy one can lay more. Healthy hens can lay up to 6-7 eggs per week depending on their care
and treatment. Rhode Island Red hens
lay many more eggs than an average
hen if provided plenty of quality feed.As always, we welcome you to browse our hens for sale to find the backyard chickens you're looking for!