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Can anyone tell me about NewHampshire Reds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by salty, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. salty

    salty In the Brooder

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    I have heard they are great layers and are pretty docile but then I heard they are better meat birds and can be aggressive???
     

  2. Mine are wonderful! I have a pair. Big Red and Bessie. She lays great and they are both super friendly. [​IMG] Go ahead and get them!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    NH, like RIR have a reputation for being aggressive. Some people love each of these breeds; I am not one.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have had both hatchery RIRs, breeder quality RIRs and hatchery NHs. The NH girls I had were fabulous layers of huge eggs. They would never be suitable for a meat bird by any stretch, though, as they were fairly lean-bodied. None of mine were aggressive.
     
  5. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Songster

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    The only ones that are agressive are the ones from feed stores, (Their not pure).But,most generally the ones from a hatchery are pure and are the more docile ones,and not near as agressive.
     

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