Rhode Island Red: The Best Dual-Purpose Bird: Easy to care for and a good layer! They are a popular choice for backyard flocks because of their egg laying abilities and hardiness. A little tidbit to know about this bird. This chicken is the state bird of Rhode Island. Hence the name!
Although they can sometimes be stubborn, they can end up producing up to 275 eggs a year but a healthy one can lay more. Healthy hens can lay up to 5–6 eggs per week depending on their care and treatment. These wonderful hens lay many more eggs than an average hen if provided plenty of quality feed
They make very good backyard chickens and the roosters are very protective of their flock against predators! Although you may not have the worry or wolves, coyotes, bobcats, etc. There is always the wandering stray dog that your rooster can and will defend his flock against!
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