Photo by: Hen: Shannon Herbat (2016), Chick: Marie Caldwell (2016)
Rhode Island Red Chickens are a popular dual-purpose breed that is a familiar standby in many chicken coops. Rhode Island Red hens are calm and are among the best layers for a heavy breed. Hens can lay around 200-250 large brown eggs annually, but rarely brood, so you'll have to find someone else to sit. Roosters may become aggressive. Males and females are lovely shades of deep mahogany red, are hardy in all climates, and are an excellent free range choice.
Rhode Island Reds mature early, with an average mature rooster weight of 7 to 71/2 lbs and hens reaching 6 lbs.
Rhode Island Red
Pickup date is the date the chicks are 2 days old and are ready to go home. Live poultry will be available for pickup on pickup date and up to 24 hours after. NO EXCEPTIONS! Any order not picked up on the specified dates or within 24 hours will not be held for a longer period of time and will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
*Orders of 25 or more must be picked up on pickup date.
PICKING UP CHICKS
You will be notified by email the day before pickup date that the chicks have hatched and will be ready to go, along with available pick up times and location. If chicks are not available we will email/make effort to contact you to set up a next best date of your choosing.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate the hatch date chosen, but inventory is constantly changing.