Rhode Island REds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenlover210, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Songster

    Jan 28, 2008
    the Usa
    Are they good
    My father says there goood but are they awesome

    Favorelles or RIR or both
  2. ZuniBee

    ZuniBee Songster

    May 8, 2007
    Zuni, Virginia
    I love my rirs... They are awesome egg layers.
  3. I just went to a place that had about a hundred RIR. They are very pretty hens I must say and yes they are awesome layers.
  4. Hawkster318

    Hawkster318 In the Brooder

    Sep 24, 2007
    North Freedom Wisconsin
    Quote:Good or awesome at what exactly? Good or Awesome ~ egg layers? pets? meat birds?

    Ours RIR lay great, even in this sub-zero -30 windchill weather we've been having here.

    Ours RIR aren't very cuddly as far as pet's go, YMMV.

    Ours RIR aren't the biggest birds for meat, but they will do just fine.
  5. chickenwoods

    chickenwoods Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    This last group of RIR hens i raised are the sweetest things ever...I have a table in my barn where i keep my feed bags on every time i go in they jump up on the table and look up at me!!,and when i set down on a bucket to hand feed them the rir hens fly up on my knee to be pet even if i dont have food..and alot of times i walk in and they look up at me and want to be picked up..theyre a real treat!! I have heard others say that rirs are quite moody...but it think if you spend alot of time with them they tame out...and they lay 2nd to my leghorns even today when its snowing and freezing i got eggs from my rir hens... If i had to choose 2 breeds to go with it would be Rhode Island Reds and White leghorns,my white leghorns are nice too....but are very lite on theyre feet though.. If you spook em they could fly a couple hunerd feed before they realize it was just me..[​IMG]

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