RIR are they nice ??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LYNLY, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. LYNLY

    LYNLY In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2007
    Montrose Colorado
    I read that RIR's are nice but a few people have told me that they can be mean. We are handling them alot to tame them. thanks for any advice.
  2. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    My two RIR ladies are sweeties! They come running up every time they see me to get some momma lovin [​IMG]

    I wouldn't trade em for the world! [​IMG]
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    In my experience, my girls have always been really sweet too, but the boys have always been super mean. When we raised them some years ago, my rooster attacked me every day when I came home from work. I was actually kind of relieved when a fox took him away. The girls are wonderful tho and can be very friendly if hand raised.

  4. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Mine are babies and very sweet, not love hogs like the Barred Rocks, but sweet just the same. [​IMG]
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I have 2 RIR's that are now 6 years and they have always been nice. They were raised by a game hen, not me, so they are not very easy to catch, but they follow me around and when I do catch them they are very nice. And I still get eggs from them!
  6. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    My rhode island reds are very nice except for one hen. The two that are nice will let you hold them, but the meaner one will chase you. But we have made alot of improvment with the mean one. I have heard that the rooster can be mean to. They are very good layers. Good luck with you rhode island reds. [​IMG]
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  7. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    The boys have some bad reputations!
  8. I think it really depends on handling. [​IMG]
  9. scgamecock

    scgamecock Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    I have three rir roos almost a year old and I can pick them up and kiss them if I want too.
  10. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    I had RIRs for about 9 years. All of my hens were nice and friendly. My roo was the sweetest roo I've ever known - he's gone now. I've heard of friends with not so friendly roos.

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