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Rhode Island Red Chicks

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Num. Birds 1-24 25-49 50-99 100+
Price per Bird $3.09 $2.99 $2.79 $2.29
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Price: $3.09
Breed Specific Minimum: 5

Availability: Available to Hatch and Ship in 1 to 3 Weeks

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Rhode Island Red Chickens

The Rhode Island Red Chicken Breed boasts the title of America's most well known and popular chicken, though for many years the chicken breed was facing a critical decline in its breeding population. Thanks to many hobby hatcheries and backyard farmers the Rhode Island Red is now popular chickens among small farms and backyards today. Rhode Island Red Chicks grow to be one of the most productive and useful dual purpose breeds across the country and world today. They have prolific egg production, and they will dress nicely as a table bird.

The Rhode Island Red is also one of the most hardy of all dual purpose breeds, and they will thrive in almost any environment they could face in the United States. They have amenable dispositions and are a favorite among 4-H clubs and state fair competitions around the country. Their active disposition, hardy nature, and superb foraging ability helps them thrive in a free range environment as well.

Though the breed has become smaller over the last 60 years, they females still weigh over 6 pounds while the males over 8 pounds. The Rhode Island Red Hens are excellent winter egg layers due to their heavier size and hardiness, and they will generally lay between 200-300 per year - perhaps the best dual purpose egg layer in production today. The hens can become broody, though not as frequently as some other breeds like the Buff Orpington. Roosters can become aggressive, and it is generally best not to have more than one rooster for every 8 - 10 hens.
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Rhode Island Red Chicken Info

  • Adult Weight - Male: 8 pounds ; Female: 5.5-6.5 pounds
  • Color - Black and Dark Red (may have some white tipped feathers prior to full maturity is reached), Yellow Skin, Red or Rose colored Crests
  • Purpose - Dual Purpose: egg laying and meat production
  • Egg Color - Brown
  • Egg Production - Prolific: 200 - 280 eggs per year (varies depending on conditions)
  • Country of Origin -United States (Rhode Island)
  • Broodiness - Sometimes Broody
  • Comb - Single

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Very Happy! July 17, 2014
Reviewer: Dianne Hudson from Stillwater, OK United States  
All chicks arrived healthy and I have had no losses in their first week.

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Could not be better! July 8, 2014
Reviewer: Noah Schrock from Medford, MA United States  
We were stunned to pick up 16 beautiful little chicks at our post office the day after they were shipped out! Not sure why they predicted them to arrive the following day but everything worked out great and they are all happy and healthy! Thank you!!!

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eggcellent July 7, 2014
Reviewer: Tammy Allen from whiteville, TN United States  
I ordered 15 RIR.  16 arrived healthy and lively. Been over a week now and still all are alive. Had to pick them up at the post office. Gonna order free on this site again.

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Chickens July 7, 2014
Reviewer: R W  
AWESOME experience!! Great service and communication. Got my little babies the day after they shipped and all are doing great. I WILL be a return customer... Thanks :)

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Chicks June 30, 2014
Reviewer: Rebecca Berzas from Basile, LA United States  
Great service

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