The All About Chickens Series - Breed 2 - Rhode Island Red

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jetblack2004, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Crowing

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    Hey BYC! This is my second chicken information thread and it will have lots of common questions answered. From the size of the egg, to the use of the bird you're bound to find the information you're looking for! This page will be about the Rhode Island Red.



    Credit to cmom for this pretty young Rhode Island Red hen picture!

    What is the colouring of a Rhode Island Red? - The Rhode Island Red ranges from brown to dark brown. The cockerels have long black tail feathers.

    What is the Rhode Island Red egg colour and size? - The eggs are brown and large in size.

    How many eggs does a Rhode Island Red lay in a year? - Most Rhode Island Reds lay around 260-270 eggs a year.

    What is the use of a Rhode Island Red? - The Rhode Island Red is a dual purpose bird, meaning it is used for both meat and eggs.

    What is the colouring of a Rhode Island Red chick? - Rhode Island Red chicks are pale brown and grow darker brown feathers as they get older.

    How much does a full grown Rhode Island Red weigh? - Cockerels weigh around 4kg and hens weigh around 3kg.

    Where does the Rhode Island Red originate? - The Rhode Island Red originates in Rhode Island, USA.

    What age does a Rhode Island Red reach maturity? - A Rhode Island Red reaches maturity at around the age of 20 weeks.

    What is the temperament of a Rhode Island Red? - The Rhode Island Red is quite an intelligent and calm bird. Hens aren't flighty and although the cockerels are known to be aggressive, most are perfectly fine.

    Are the hens likely to go broody? - Not really, but when they do, they're good mothers.

    Hope you found the information you wanted on this list!
    Look out for the next breed information list- next time it'll be about the Buff Orpington!
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2017

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