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Rating of 4.8 (12 reviews)
Rhode Island Reds
2016 Delivery Dates
Catalog Number Description 1-5 6-15 16-24 25-49 50-99 100 or more How Many
RIRC Males $2.26 $2.01 $1.91 $1.62 $1.55 $1.44
RIRP Females $3.37 $3.12 $3.05 $2.83 $2.77 $2.67
RIRS Straight Run $2.97 $2.72 $2.65 $2.45 $2.42 $2.38
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Availability Display below is for the next several hatches. This breed is available for future dates. You can pick the date during the check out process. Green: available. Blue: limited availability. Red: not available.
Quick Stats
Type: standard
Class: Production
Egg Color: brown
Egg Size: extra large
Egg Production: best
Meat Production: better
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Heat Tolerance: better
Cold Tolerance: excellent
Disposition: better
Weeks to Maturity: 19
Freerange: good
Skin Color: yellow
Feather Color: red
Comb Type: single
Likely to sit on eggs: not at all likely
Bird Size: extra large
Exotic: no
Leg Style: clean
Head Style: regular
Male Mature Weight: 8.5 lbs
Female Mature Weight: 6.5 lbs
This is one of the most famous and all time popular breeds of truly American chickens. Developed in the early part of this century in the state of the same name, they have maintained their reputation as a dual purpose fowl through the years. Outstanding for production qualities, they have led the contests for brown egg layers time after time. No other heavy breed lays more or better eggs than the Rhode Island Reds. Our "production" strain is keeping up the fine reputation of this old favorite. Baby chicks are a rusty red color and the mature birds are a variety of mahogany red.
As a reminder, to help ensure a safe arrival to you, the minimum number of chicks for each order prior to April 1st is 25. On and after April 1st, the minimum number of chicks required is 15. You can mix and match any type of baby chick in your order to reach the applicable chick minimum order. If ordering any bantams, we require a minimum of 15 bantams per order.
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Questions & Answers
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.
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