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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
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Breed Specific Minimum: 5


Availability: Available to Hatch and Ship in 4 to 6 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

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 9 Write a review.

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chicks April 22, 2014
Reviewer: ferrel atwood from huntington, UT United States  
received chick 7 days ago all are healthy and doing fine. except one and it died.

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very pleased April 21, 2014
Reviewer: Douglas Delong from Mohnton, PA United States  
I received my chickens on time and healthy. I like the ease of the ordering and I like the extra care instructions sent along with them.

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Current status April 21, 2014
Reviewer: Clarence Reece from De Graff, OH United States  
All are very healthy and active!  And, thank you for the extras, but ALL of them have made it so far!

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Great April 16, 2014
Reviewer: Jonathan Thompson from Bowling green , KY United States  
They are healthy chick I am going to be getting more from fowl.

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:) April 16, 2014
Reviewer: Jacob Wolfe from Fayetteville, WV United States  
Very happy

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