Rhode Island Red
Can you mix ducks with Rhode Island Reds?
We do not advise keeping ducks with chickens, as the chickens do not thrive well in wet/damp conditions.
We are in Florida how do they handle heat
Rhode Island Reds are quite heat tolerant.
Can I order chickens 12 -16 weeks old and what's the cost of them
We have the 15-20 week old started pullets. Please see our website for pricing and information. https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/rhode_island_red_started_pullets.html
when to remove the heat light
They no longer need the heat when the chicks are 6 weeks old or mostly feathered.
Can i get older females?? Thank u i have hens almost 20 weeks so they need to be older chicks..
We have 15-20 week old birds for sale. https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/rhode_island_red_started_pullets.html
What chickens are the best double yoke layers
The Red Star are most likely to lay a double yolk egg.
How old are they when I get them ?
Newly hatched chicks. They would be a couple days old when you receive them.
Can I get some 5-6 month year old?
We sell the 15-22 week old birds. They are the oldest available. https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/rhode_island_red_started_pullets.html
What color are the RI red eggs?
The RI Reds lay a larger brown egg.
Can the chicks start out on wire or do they require a solid surface?
We recommend to keep them on a solid surface. Wire can be hard on their feet.
How do you sex the babies?
We hire professional sexers that come each hatch day and sex the babies.
I'm new to this what is Straight Run
St run means the chicks are not sexed. They would be sent as hatched so no idea how many males or females you will receive.
i cant find where to specify vaccinations for chicks??
As you proceed through the check-out, you will be prompted to select vaccinations.
How old are they when they come from hatchery
These are newly hatched baby chicks. You will receive them within 72 hours after they have hatched.
Is it possible to ship baby chicks? I have a co-worker I'm trying to surprise right now. baby chicks near me but no one is selling
We are not hatching any chicks until the end of January.
Are the birds vaccinated before shipping?
The vaccinations are optional for baby chicks. We offer Marek's and Coccidiosis. They will not be vaccinated unless specified on your order.
Do I have to order a rooster for the hens to lay? If not, how do I ensure I only get females and no mails. I've seen what damage roosters can cause on hens by clawing and plucking their feathers
You do not need a rooster for the hens to lay eggs. Only if you want fertilized eggs for hatching. We have a 90% sexing guarantee on the birds.
At what age do Rhode Island reds start to lay and when do we need to start feeding laying pellets ?
Rhode Island Reds typically begin laying around 18-24 weeks of age. It is suggested to begin providing layer feed and oyster shell by 16 weeks of age.
What does production strain mean?
They are not a purebred but are developed for their increased egg production - production strain.
Do you sell crossbred layers?
Our Rhode Island Reds are a production strain.
Are these Pure breed RIR's ?
They are a production strain of Rhode Island Reds.
Do Rhode Island Reds set on their eggs?
Rhode Island Reds are not setters.
do you sell egg laying ready Rhode Island reds? Adult chickens? If not, do you have any suggesting a where I may locate some. We are looking for about 20 adult chickens. I'm in the Daytona Beach Florida area. Thanks.
The oldest birds we offer are between 15-20 weeks called started pullets. They have not started laying yet but will begin within a few weeks after delivery. You can find information under the header "Juvenile birds" then click on started pullets.
what does straight run mean
Straight Run means as hatched. Breed is not sexed so a gamble as to what sex you would end up with.
Day old chicks arrivedVery happy with 27 RIR chicks, one had pasty butt so we cut back on their food a bit and put 1 tablespoon of asv per gallon of water, it cleared right up. Very healthy.
Thank you Larry and Nancy Schoepflin
These new babies were shipped on January 30th they arrived Wednesday.
Thank you MM, we have ordered 4 shipmement so far about 73 RIR, Easter Eggers and will continue to order as we have an egg farm in Cedar City, burr!!!
:(I have ordered many times before but the last RIR I ordered were not near as healthy as usual. I lost several in the first couple weeks. The only ones I lost before was from energy. Now they have grown up they do not lay every day and eggs are not near as big as my other ones were. I am not happy with this batch. Before I got these I would have rated them 5 stars. Will not recommend them any more unless they agree to make this right. The bad part I raised some of these for a friend that loved mine before and she is not happy either. All of my conditions are exactly the same so I can't blame this poor performance on conditions
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