Hi I am new to this forum and chicken keeping. I have had my ex batt chickens now for three months and I think they are fantastic. When I bought my ex batts I was told they are rhode island reds. Are rhode island reds used for commercial egg production or are my chickens hybrids? They do look like rhode island reds ,but being new to chicken keeping I can not be to sure. Any information regarding my ex battery ladies would be much appreciated.