Craigslist chickens

Dirty Farmer

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 2, 2011
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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?

 

Dirty Farmer

Chirping
8 Years
Jun 2, 2011
126
1
91
Thanks.

Is a "Production Red" a byproduct of crossing a Rhode Island red and somthing else?

They make good layers? A harty winter breed? A dual purpose, layer/meatie?
 

aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
19,042
1,226
421
Shediac Cape NB, Canada
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I'd say more along the lines of hatchery RIR. My PR is much lighter, and she was the darkest of her sisters.

I wouldn't be surprised if they were PR either. :) They look like they will bring you great eggs!
 

Lothiriel

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
Aug 30, 2007
10,323
210
461
New York State
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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.
 

jeslewmazer

Songster
Nov 24, 2009
1,749
10
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Mississippi
Thanks.

Is a "Production Red" a byproduct of crossing a Rhode Island red and somthing else?

They make good layers? A harty winter breed? A dual purpose, layer/meatie?

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.
 

ChickenAddict92

Chirping
8 Years
Jan 14, 2012
163
5
83
Upstate NY
I agree with the other posts on here- Production Reds or RI Reds. The one on the far right even has a slim chance of being a Partridge Plymouth Rock, although I doubt it.
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