Red Island Rhode Island Reds... say what?!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by redislandreds, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. Hey everybody!

    My name is Amy and I am from Prince Edward Island - home of the red dirt (and red-haired Anne of Green Gables!) and my farm is now home to 8 Rhode Island Red hens!

    At least - that's what I think they are... I have just posted some photos & information about my new hens in the Breed ID forum. I'm hoping that I can get some insight on the breed and condition of these new hens I just picked up from a farmer down the rhode... I mean, road!

    I've been lurking the forums on Backyardchickens.com for a few months now in preparation for starting a flock. I wasn't sure what type of hens I wanted to get, but as it happens, a neighbour farmer wanted to "dispose" of eight 2-year old hens because the molting season would slow down their laying rate... well, here comes me to the rescue. :)

    Looking forward to viewing more posts on here and contributing some more, too! :)

    Cheers!
    Amy of the Red Dirt Isle
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, Amy, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Best of luck with your RIRs (or whatever they are [​IMG]) and have fun on BYC!!
     
  3. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    Wow, rehoming after just two years? Most hens aren't really spent till four... I'd say you got a good deal. Chances your birds are Production Reds, the modern ancestor of the (now nearly extinct) real Rhode Island Red. I'll go look at your breed post.
     
  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi Amy, welcome to BYC! Thanks for joining us! [​IMG]
     

  5. Thanks for your replies to my posts so far Misha, your insight has been extremely helpful! :)
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello Amy, and welcome to Backyard chickens! Glad you could save those hens, I am sure you will be getting plenty of eggs in return for the next 2 years! Have fun with them and enjoy BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Amy. Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG]! We are glad you joined the flock! :)
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!!!!
     

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