New to New Hampshire

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bigclucker, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. bigclucker

    bigclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    I was able to get 3 beautiful and healthy NH this morning to add to my 6 RIR and 6 BA. They are 29 weeks, so I'm guessing they'll lay about anytime? the owner (had several breeds) thought they had laid maybe 1 already, not sure.

    Anything I need to know about this breed that would be different from what I have?

    Thanks, everyone here has been so helpful so far.
     
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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Well first they were bred solely from Rhode Island Reds.
    The breed name is New Hampshire. (no red in there name) [​IMG]
    They lay a dark to light brown egg.
    For the most part they should be a lot like your Rhode Island Reds.

    Chris
     
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  3. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    they are lighter in color and grow faster than rir's
     
  4. valentinebaby

    valentinebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My NHR's started laying early compared to the BO's and EE's - very friendly girls (except Ginger). They tend to rule the roost over the others, but they are very sweet and have easy temperaments.
     
  5. bigclucker

    bigclucker Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No problem, but they are listed here on BYC under breeds as NH Reds.
     
  6. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Their eggs are big and pretty!
     

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