Originally Posted by DerbyGirlGoneChicken
I have been looking around at people's chicks and there are a lot of these reddish ones. It seems this is commonly sold breed. Anyone else thinking Rhode Island Red? Anyone have a good link to read more about them? I realize that they are very productive egg layers but I'm wondering about their personalities. Mine seem to be pretty friendly already.
I have a RIR hen I got 2 years ago and she is very curious and friendly, and always runs up to me when I walk down to the coop. I also have a RIR rooster and he is fairly skittish of me, but before he used to attack me. I also have their daughter and she is nice, but not very friendly. Becky(the first hen I talked about) lays huge eggs and has gotten egg bound 3 times. But her daughters eggs are half the size of hers. They are great layers. Becky layed almost all though the winter. The only time she doesn't lay is when it's extremely cold out or she's molting. I hope this helps. Otherwise I just rambled about a few hens for no reason lol.