All our hens are between 5-8 months old and just reaching their laying age. Hens can lay for up to 4-5 years before they stop all together. Hens need up to 14 hours of sunlight to lay. Artificial lighting can be added to keep hens laying through the winter months when the sunlight is less. Fun fact - hens are born with an exact number of eggs she will lay in her life time, so even if she stops laying through the winter months, that just means she will be laying that much longer before she stops.
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 Laying Hens
Select Pickup Month: Hens will be available for pickup as early as February and through May 2020. Please select which month you would like to pick up your order. Orders will be available the first Friday of each month. If pickup month needs to change, please notify Kris by text as soon as possible. We can not hold orders for more than 7 days. Any orders not picked up will be considered abandoned. Because of the perishable nature of the product, we can not issue a refund for orders that are abandoned.
Please Note: Every effort will be made to accommodate all orders but inventory is constantly changing.