The New Hampshire Red chicken was developed using the Rhode Island Red as a basis. In 1915 farmers from Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts brought these birds to Hew Hampshire and began using selective breeding to develop a bird that matured fast, was quick to feather, had rapid growth, and was hardy. This was a very gradual process and the result was a chicken that is excellent for meat. The New Hampshire Red was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection in 1935.
If you are looking for a popular straight run bird then the New Hampshire Red is the chicken for you. They are known to lay anywhere from 200-280 eggs per year. The characteristic of being a reliable layer along with their rapid grown makes them an excellent dual-purpose breed. This chicken would be an excellent choice for the local mom and pop restaurant who would like to provide their patrons with fresh meat and eggs.
The New Hampshire Reds are a cold hardy breed. The hens are known to get broody and make excellent mothers. This chicken is friendly but can also be competitive as well. Make sure you have enough hens for each rooster. The New Hampshire Red chicken loves to free range but they can also be confined as well.
|Egg Color||Brown||Hardiness||Heat & Cold|
|Egg Production||Very Good||Hen Weight||6 1/2 lbs|
|Personality||Calm||Rooster Weight||8 1/2 lbs|
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