Rhode Island
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, they're extremely cold hardy, and hardy in general. 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.

Rhode Island Red

Rhode Island Red

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$2.45
Assorted Brown Egg Layers - Standard

Assorted Brown Egg Layers - Standard

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$3.00
Hatching Eggs - Rhode Island Red

Hatching Eggs - Rhode Island Red

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$4.95

Rhode Island Red Bantam Cockerel
Class: American
Type: Large Fowl & Bantam
Size: Heavy (7-8 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: Red, White


Egg Laying: Excellent (5/wk)
Egg Color: Brown
Egg Size: X-Large


Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4


Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: Yes
Setter/Broody: No
Personality: Generally easygoing