Rhode Island Reds????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by masschix, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. masschix

    masschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that the Rhode Island Reds are wonderful layers and a great starting bird for new chicken raisers. Anyone have an opinion before I purchase 6 chicks on Wednesday?
     
  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 and they are GREAT egg layers and are now laying xtra large eggs and won't be a year old until this fall
     
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have two, very easy and lay well for us [​IMG]
     
  4. morelcabin

    morelcabin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2007
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    I love Rhodes, and yes they are great layers
     
  5. masschix

    masschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a new person to the chicken world....should I have gotten the RIR's rather than the Araucanas?
     
  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are both good beginner chickens [​IMG]
     
  7. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    I have one on the point-of-lay and she's very friendly. I bought her when she was 15 weeks and I didn't think she'd be real friendly. I assumed she was raised in a production-type environment with minimal human contact, so I knew I'd get a good layer, but I didn't know what a great pet I'd get!
     
  8. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i like rirs they are a duel purpose bird good for laying and good for eating
    but i dont eat any of my birds
    great for beginner or pro
     
  9. fowlafoot

    fowlafoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both Ameraucana and Rhode Island Reds, both breeds are so friendly that my 3 year old catches then and carries them all over the yard without much protest. My Reds lay more regularly and are better free rangers but I have heard that the roosters are sometimes agressive, I only have hens.
     
  10. chickenboy

    chickenboy Out Of The Brooder

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    I started out with rir's and they are great layers, and they do better than most breeds in extreme temps.
     

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