Rirs Anyone??

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Foleys, May 13, 2010.

  1. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We Own Rir's Or Rsl. I Am Lookin For Some More Ppl Who Own The Same, And Can Tell Me A Little About Them And What Experiences Thay Have Had Raising Them.
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I have one RIR hen, her name is Izzy, and she is awesome! Friendly, very chatty and curious, and the boss of her group, which consists of three EEs. She's a sweetheart. I can pick her right up. My hubby says she's the smartest hen we have....LOL
     
  3. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Chicmom,
    We just got our RIRs and have not named them wich would be preatty hard to tell them apart cause they look all the same. Do you think I should try to pick them up and pet tem to get them used to me to where I dont have to try to catch them to pet them?
     
  4. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Definitely! Handle them as much as possible. Get them used to being handled now and save yourself a boatload of problems in the future. There will come a time when you need to check them for parasites or injuries down the line, and having chickens that are used to being held makes that much easier. I let my 5 y.o. break in the babies. She plays with them for hours on end, gives them treats, teaches them "tricks," etc. When they get older she encourages them to squat so she can pick them up and carry them around. Our hens are very docile and well trained as a result.

    I always wait to name them until they are old enough to tell apart, but some folks use leg bands to keep track of who is who.

    Have fun with your new chickens. I just got RIRs about a month ago and they are sweet.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:RIR and RSLs are not the same breed.
     
  6. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sat in their run today for about 45 minutes and feed them fresh strawberrys from my garden and they were going crazy....[​IMG] They even got brave and came close to me maby I am making some progress. When should I check them out for that stuff. and what would I be looking for exactly???
    Quote:Definitely! Handle them as much as possible. Get them used to being handled now and save yourself a boatload of problems in the future. There will come a time when you need to check them for parasites or injuries down the line, and having chickens that are used to being held makes that much easier. I let my 5 y.o. break in the babies. She plays with them for hours on end, gives them treats, teaches them "tricks," etc. When they get older she encourages them to squat so she can pick them up and carry them around. Our hens are very docile and well trained as a result.

    I always wait to name them until they are old enough to tell apart, but some folks use leg bands to keep track of who is who.

    Have fun with your new chickens. I just got RIRs about a month ago and they are sweet.
     
  7. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello Katy,
    I know they are not the same but I have been told by some ppl that they are RIRs and Some that they are RsL....What do you think???[​IMG][​IMG] And what do you think this roo is???[​IMG]
    Quote:RIR and RSLs are not the same breed.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:RIR and RSLs are not the same breed.


    They look like they're probably what the hatcheries sell as RIRs which are production reds. How old are they?
     
  9. Foleys

    Foleys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I am told 10 to 12 weeks old..
     
  10. cat_named_noodles

    cat_named_noodles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look more like PRoduction Reds to me too I have an awesome PR named Alice who started laying yesterday! She follows me everywhere and jumps for treats [​IMG]
    Nice looking birds you have there!
    Here's Alice Now:
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    And here she is when much youngerl:
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