Rhode Island Reds are one of the most recognized and popular of the American breeds for years.
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Rhode Island Red

Price: $3.95
5 or more: $3.55 each
15 or more: $2.70 each
25 or more: $2.60 each
50 or more: $2.50 each
100 or more: $1.90 each
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The Rhode Island Red Chicken breed remains an American classic and true American heritage chicken breed. Rhode Island Red Chickens were initially bred in Adamsville, Rhode Island, where they have been commemorated with a famous historical monument in their honor. Ever since they were first bred, they have been a national favorite.


These beautiful birds are covered in shiny deep red feathers layered over various shades and textures. The Rhode Island Red Chickens are most famous for their wonderful large to extra-large brown eggs that make them a great choice for heritage chicken breeds for eggs. They’re truly the best egg layers. At Chickens for Backyards, the Rhode Island Red baby chicks for sale we have will grow up to be some of the hardiest chickens. For Rhode Island Red Chickens that have terrific livability and good general health, shop with us! 


Occasionally, these hens can produce double yoked eggs giving you that delicious surprise when their eggs are cracked open in your kitchen. Rhode Island Reds are known to be friendly and good natured in almost all occasions, which makes them a great pet chicken. They can even adapt to all types of climate. In terms of size, hens reach 6 pounds and roosters reach about 7 ½ pounds. When they are not treated in a gentle manner or are overcrowded, they could become anxious. As one of the most popular chicken breeds standing the test of time, Rhode Island Red Chickens will be an important part of any free range chicken flock large or small in your back yard chicken coop. 



 Egg Color Brown  Hardiness Cold
 Egg Size Large  Broody Infrequently
 Egg Production Excellent  Hen Weight 6 lbs
 Personality Calm  Rooster Weight 7 1/2 lbs



About Your Ship Date:

We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order.  Your chicks will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification. 

Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.

Live Chick Guarantee

We guarantee your ordered number of birds arrive healthy and true to breed. Please contact us immediately should any losses or variances to your order occur, this guarantee is only for the safe and live delivery of your poultry. Any loss must be reported to Chickens for Backyards within 3 days of receipt for any adjustment to be made. Reshipments are subject to availability and minimum shipping requirements.  If eligible, we will reship only once. Reimbursements are limited to the cost of the birds and will not include shipping charges.

Cancellations & Changes

A miniumum of two week notice prior to your ship date must be given to cancel or change a live chick order.

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