As the name suggests, this breed was developed in Rhode Island and is even the state's official bird. It has many profitable characteristics such as they are calm birds and are among the best layers for a heavy breed. They lay around 4-6 large brown eggs weekly and are rarely broody. Adult hens will grow to about 6 1/2 pounds. Read more about the Rhode Island Red Chicken on our Breed Spotlight over on the Meyer Hatchery Blog.
Curious about the difference between the New Hampshire Reds and the Rhode Island Reds? Cameron tells all over on the blog!
IMPORTANT ORDERING INFORMATION: Meyer Hatchery offers started chickens in limited quantities for shipping or for pick up in Polk, Ohio. We recommend placing your order early in the season for the best selection. Don’t forget to bring a box or other container for transportation from the hatchery to their new home. Click here to read more about our retail store including hours and directions.
We can also ship started birds directly to your local post office. Meyer Hatchery will pack and ship the birds in an approved USPS shipping container, include a gel supplement to keep your birds hydrated in transit, and ship them express for overnight delivery to most locations.
Due to conditions beyond our control; such as feed, environment or lighting, we are unable to guarantee the production rate and/or start of production of these birds.