This breed originated in the state of New Hampshire at the hands of poultry farmers who started with R.I. Reds and by means of generation after generation of selective breeding intensified the characteristics of early maturity, rapid full feathering, and production of large brown eggs. We used to improve our flocks with males from a New Hampshire breeder who described his birds as being especially endowed with "spizzerinktum"; and they were unusually handsome and vigorous. The mature birds are a rich chestnut red, of a somewhat lighter and more even shade than the R.I. Reds and the baby chicks are also a lighter red.
what does straight run mean
The birds would not be sexed...so a gamble as to what sex you would end up with.
Do you have a twenty week or older rooster for sale now?
Sorry we do not have the older males to sell.
0% Mortality. All healthy and growing.Upddated Review (received straight run in spring 2016): They all started eating and drinking the first day. All survived. I kept them in the brooder for about 6 weeks, and moved them to a shaded run. I'll start letting them free range when they grow a little bit more. Lost 2 to predation over the past year. Of a straight run of 8, 6 were Roos. They are not too aggressive and co-exist well with me, children, and other animals on the property. I pick them up and hold them quite often.
11 of my 15 dead at post officeI ordered 15 NHR, and my surprise freebie. Get to the post office at 6am as soon as they arrive, and 9 of my babies had passed. 2 more passed away about 4 hours later. My remaining 5 girls are doing well and thriving. This was my first time ordering from Murray, and it might be my last. I called them, they are sending me out 15 more for free of charge. I hope at least some of these next girls make it, because I cannot go through the devastation again of burying a total of 11 babies again. Very unhappy with the shipping, as Murray mailed it Priority from Minnesota to North Carolina and it took a total of 4 days for my chicks to arrive. Why not just Over night them? Then there would have been 0 casualties. When I first called customer service, the rep. explained to me that they had been in business for over 100 years and have shipped to Martha Stewart and in no way was this their fault. After talking with my husband wondering if I should just get a refund or try to go through this again, I called back and the second woman I spoke with was VERY sympathetic and caring. Guessing its a hit or miss with their customer service too.