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Rhode Island Red Chicks

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Num. Birds 1-24 25-49 50-99 100+
Price per Bird $3.39 $3.29 $3.09 $2.69
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Price: $3.39

Availability: Usually Ships 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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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 152 Write a review.

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doing well August 26, 2015
Reviewer: Rodney Pierce from Jamesburg, NJ United States  
lost a couple from doing but the rest were doing well

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Excellent!! August 24, 2015
Reviewer: Christina Eeckhout  
Thank you so much!!!

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Chicks / customer service August 20, 2015
Reviewer: Jaw from Harlem, GA United States  
All 28 of the chicks came in healthy and happy. Customer service is great too. Will be ordering more soon.

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Very Happy August 13, 2015
Reviewer: Carol Walch from Green Lane, PA United States  
Good healthy chicks

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Rhode Island August 11, 2015
Reviewer: Jim Roberts from Bishop, CA United States  
Also very happy with the Rhode Island chicks.
Originally I ordered 15 Reds and 15 Rocks. I lost only one in shipping and when I set them up I think two lights would have been better than one. Out of the shipment 28 very strong chicks remain. I lost a total of 4 but they didn't go to waste as I was able to feed any chick that was lost to my snake. Adding the second light bulb was the key to success. Now I spend my extra time searching for termites,  grasshoppers and crickets to offer up special treats. At almost 4 weeks they are able to fly  up to a 4 foot perch.  I found that the fresh corn on the cob, fresh watermelon and fresh squash are all happily accepted along with their chick starter and the butt cake detail lasted only a few days.

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