I just picked up four free Craigslist hens. They've been laying for about a year now, but the previous owner didn't want to take care of them, with the hassle that the winter brings. So now I have four more hens. What breed are they?
agree,production reds or hatchery rhode island reds.mine still lay pretty good after 3 years but they are slowing down.
Very winter hardy here in Ohio.
Production Reds, and they are fairly cold hardy. If it gets really cold where you are, you may want to rub some vaseline on their combs and wattles to prevent frostbite. And yes, they are both good layers and dual purpose.
I think Production Reds are something like RIRxNH. I agree they look to be either hatchery RIR or Production Reds. Pretty good dual purpose (layers and for meat) and cold hardy.