rhode island reds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by countrydream7, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. countrydream7

    countrydream7 Chirping

    Sep 5, 2013
    just purchased my first batch of rhode island reds..had bjg chicks last year not happy with them. can anyone give me info on rir.. how u like them egg laying, meat etc. thanks spring is coming tractor supply has them in already yeah !!!!
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Songster

    Feb 23, 2015
    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    I hope you enjoy them,but here is some useful and accurate information.

    The RIR has made a few breeds.RIR are meant for both meat and egg products.

    I had two RIR hens,and as usual,they were aggressive.It seems common with RIR .They are useful (good) layers,but,one in the flock,is enough.

    I was actually considering them,because I have black sexlinks and tough New Hampshire hen,like to sees them rhodies pick on those two hens.

    I want Heritage RIR,mainly cause,they lay better.But,rhodies do make good pets.Mines were trained...

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: