Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by RhodeIslandReds, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. RhodeIslandReds

    RhodeIslandReds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering if someone has found a hathceries selling Rhode Island Reds cheaper than other hatcheries. I looking for females so if they have the choice even better.

    Thanks,
    RIRs
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Hatcheries don't have RIR's they have a red bird that produces very well, they just label them as ''RIR" [​IMG] . If you are looking for real RIR's then a breeder is best. or if you are looking for egg layers then hatchery is best
    punky [​IMG]
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Meyers Poultry Hatchery, Polk, OHIO

    Townline Hatchery, Zeeland, MICHIGAN

    Yes, they are hatcheries, not breeders of show quality birds, but they are gorgeous, friendly, healthy and lay well, 5+ per week.

    If you want birds that fit the APA for type, the odds of them laying more than 3 eggs a week is slim. You'll have to get those from a breeder.

    It's your call.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Look in the breeders section here if you want the real thing.
     
  6. lostroger

    lostroger Out Of The Brooder

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    go to for sale/auction on this site and you'll fin what your looking for!
     
  7. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Fred's Hens :

    If you want birds that fit the APA for type, the odds of them laying more than 3 eggs a week is slim. You'll have to get those from a breeder.
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    Not true. they could lay 4-5 eggs a week. so say around 250 eggs a year when a hatchery bird will lay around 300 the first year and thats it then they will slow down rapidly
    when the breeders will keep laying.
    punky​
     
  8. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:could we see your breeding stock please?
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Quote:Not true. they could lay 4-5 eggs a week. so say around 250 eggs a year when a hatchery bird will lay around 300 the first year and thats it then they will slow down rapidly
    when the breeders will keep laying.
    punky

    Please link me to a breeder producing RIR that lay 250. Seriously.
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    Quote:Not true. they could lay 4-5 eggs a week. so say around 250 eggs a year when a hatchery bird will lay around 300 the first year and thats it then they will slow down rapidly
    when the breeders will keep laying.
    punky

    Please link me to a breeder producing RIR that lay 250. Seriously.​

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    I'm sure a few individual SOP RIR hens would lay 250/year, but the flock average wouldn't be near that good. If nothing else, the feed efficiency won't be as good because you're feeding a bigger bird, and breeder birds cost more than hatchery birds. [​IMG]
     

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