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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

    Apr 29, 2009
    Derry, NH
    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

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    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

    Feb 23, 2015
    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    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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