Has anyone had problems raising Rhode Island Reds? I got 6 of them about 6 years ago and all 6 died within 2 years. They all died one at a time over a period of a year. None showed any signs of being sick. I thought that it was probably in the genes because it was possibly the same flock. I got 6 more 1 1/2 years ago and the same thing has happend to 3 of them. I have other chickens that were adults when I got them and I have had them for 6 years and they are still doing fine. I have 8 assorted hens, a dog, a garage cat, and a whole river full of fish that won't always bite when I ask them to.