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Rhode Island Red (Almost laying) PREORDER - Hand Me Down Farms
Rhode Island Red (Almost laying) PREORDER - Hand Me Down Farms
Rhode Island Red (Almost laying) PREORDER - Hand Me Down Farms
Rhode Island Red (Almost laying) PREORDER - Hand Me Down Farms

Rhode Island Red (Almost laying) PREORDER

Regular price $25.00 Sale

These hens will be 3+ months old and will lay in the next few weeks if they aren't already laying.

Rhode Island Reds are held in such high esteem that they're the official Rhode Island state bird. They were once hugely popular in America, though they declined right along with the small farmer. Today they're making a comeback due to small flock owners (like us!). They're the do-everything bird: they lay exceptionally well, they're valued for their meat, mild temperament, and hardiness. In fact, if you're not certain what type of bird to raise in your climate, chances are, the Rhode Island Reds will do well. Sadly, White Rhode Islands don't enjoy nearly the same popularity despite all their redeeming characteristics.

They mature at 24 weeks and produce 275-325 light brown eggs per year.

This breed has less interest than some of the other breeds we carry but feel they are a solid variety so we typically don't have these birds on hand but are happy to order them. Please contact us if you wold like to order this breed so we can ensure availability.

Laying/Almost Laying age birds typically need to be grown out or have a wait list so they may take several months before they are ready.