Pros: Lays flavorful eggs almost everyday, great foragers
Cons: Roos can be aggressive
I have had Rhode Island Reds for over a year and they have proven to be great layers. They lay large to xlarge eggs and are friendly. Had trouble with two roosters that became aggressive and hurt some of my hens, but we took care of them and there was no damage to the hens we couldn't heal. If you're intruducing a new batch of chicks to them, you may want to watch them and make sure the oldre ones don't hurt the new ones. Overall, they are a good breed and can survive really cold temps.