Rhode Island may be America's smallest state but the breed developed there in the late 1880's made huge changes in chicken husbandry. The Rhode Island Red's amazing ability to lay about 265 eggs a year made it famous worldwide and became the parent of several modern hybrid egg layers. These glossy mahogany- colored hens with black tail feathers are as beautiful as they are gentle and productive. Exuberant, Curious and Friendly, these are great birds to add to your backyard flock. Hens begin to lay as early as 6 months of age, and make protective mothers. Perhaps the most productive layers of all the dual-purpose breeds, they do well in confinement but prefer to free range.
- Bird Purpose: Dual Purpose, Good egg laying breed and meat bird
- Egg Production Rate: Females ONLY; Approximately 265 Eggs/Year
- Egg Color: Brown
- Eggs Size: Large
- Bird Characteristics: Exuberant, Curious, Friendly, Active foragers, Protective mothers, Winter hardy
- Mature Weight: Male 8 lb. Female 6.5 lbs
- Package Quantity: 10 baby chicks