A Popular Choice for Backyard Flocks
The Rhode Island Red is a dual-purpose bird, meaning it is valued both for its meat and its eggs. They are generally known for their calm and friendly temperament and excellent egg-laying abilities.
Appearance: Rhode Island Reds have dark red plumage, with black tails and wings. They have yellow beaks and legs, and red or orange eyes. They have a muscular build, and are medium-sized chickens, with cocks weighing around 8.5 pounds and hens around 6.5 pounds.
Temperament: Rhode Island Reds are generally friendly, docile, and easy to manage.
Egg Production: 200-300 large brown eggs per year.