Home > Chickens > Egg Layers >

  Rhode Island Red Chickens
Buy Rhode Island Red Chicks, Rhode Island Red Chickens for sale, Rhode Island Red Chicken Image Pictures

Rhode Island Red Chickens

© 2015 Image by Diane Jacky


Rhode Island Red Chicks

Quantity Discount Levels
Num. Birds 1-24 25-49 50-99 100+
Price per Bird $3.39 $3.29 $3.09 $2.69
When would I receive this?
Price: $3.39

Availability: Sold Out for the Season

Chicken Gender

Chicken Gender*:
Straight Run (Day-Old Random Gender)
Females (Day-Old Pullets) [Add $0.60]
Males (Day-Old Cockerels) Please Mark Males [Subtract -$0.40]

Sold Out for the Season
Description Sizes, FAQs, etc.

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.
Product Facts

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: 173 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
their only about a week old but growing fast October 8, 2015
Reviewer: nicole specht from savannah, GA United States  
different from other orders are the wing colors this time. they all are having a very curious temperament and are lovely to watch.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great October 8, 2015
Reviewer: Heath Johnson from Lexington, NE United States  
Took a while to ship. But that's probably part of the business. Chicks are growing and healthy.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Didn't make it October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Keith Bishop from Davis, WV United States  
The chickens came as delivered, but the Reds died within 12 hours of arriving.  The other breed was fine.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
owner October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Robert Dimitri from Whittington, IL United States  
All 25 chicks made it alive, Thank you

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
purchased October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Shannon Berube from Keller, TX United States  
All of these chickens came in quickly and they were all healthy-they all survived the shipping and are doing well! Thank you so much!

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Chickens > Egg Layers
Live Poultry > Chickens
Live Poultry
Chickens > Egg Layers > Brown Egg Layers
Brown Egg Layers
North American Breeds
Heavy Dual Purpose Chicken Breeds