Rhode Island Red

Hatching on June 26, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by June 29, 2024.

(11 customer reviews)


Rhode Island Reds were developed in the state of Rhode Island and are on of the most recognized and popular of the American breeds for years.

Day Old Female$5.45
Day Old Male$4.72
Day Old Not Sexed$4.19
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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



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.

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  1. Eddie MCDOW

    awsome birds
    very nice I ordered 10 and got 12 there growing fast and are very good looking love them

  2. Naomi Murphy

    Beautiful bird!
    Pictures don’t do justice; the rhode island red is a beautiful chicken! She lays nice brown eggs and has a good personality. I wish we’d ordered more of them. We’ve ordered from chickens for backyards several times and have always gotten healthy active chicks.

  3. David Leonard

    Great egg layer
    Ordered 4 chicks in the spring from Chickens for Backyards, including a Rhode Island Red. “Red” as we call her, isn’t all that exceptional within the flock but is a good solid egg producer. We can count on her for 5-7 eggs a week.

  4. Phyllis Buckner

    I can hardly wait for my RIR chicks to arrive. In the past I enjoyed them so much. Very gentle and they loved being pet chickens… and you are assured of large brown eggs. I added several Buff Orpingtons later. They have become consumers rather than producers after 2 years, and their eggs were never brown, and the few I get now are small brown one or two a day… out of 7 remaining hens. A friend took them, plus my beautiful rooster, to try to hatch some of their eggs. I had a catastrophy with raccoons prying the roof up and getting into the hen house at night a couple of times, and killing several. Now, I am eagerly awaiting my new babies… with a totally reinnforced hen house for them to move into.

  5. jeff smith

    We love them
    we love our Rhoad Island Reds. They are friendly and not too flighty around the kids and have become really good pets.

  6. Darlene Andrew

    Very Happy
    We are very pleased with the chicks we received. We ordered 3 different breeds and all are thriving in their third week, including the unexpected bonus chick. We were impressed with the shipping conditions and the timely arrival. Five stars isn’t a high enough rating.

  7. Jay Schreiber

    6 months later
    Ordered 15 RRs and received 17. All in excellent health and have become fantastic layers. One turned out to be a rooster, which worked out perfectly. Last three days we have received 16, 16 and 15 eggs!

  8. Tammie Buchanan

    Great buy
    We purchased our RIR last spring along with other chicks. They all came very well packed and in excellent condition. Our chickens started laying at about 4 1/2 – 5 months old and have layed eggs all winter. Healthy, beautiful chickens.

  9. carol hagen

    love my chickens there the best

  10. Katie Kleinschmidt

    I absolutely love my chicks so much! Ordered 3 chicks, 1 Roo, and 2 pullets, and they sent an extra pullet. All are doing amazing. I had a bit of pasty but the first few days, but they’re all healthy and doing wonderful now. They package the chicks beautifully they arrived very quickly I’m definitely going to be getting my chicks from them only now.

  11. Katie Kleinschmidt

    I’ve ordered 3 rhode Island Reds in march, 2 hens and a roo they even sent me a extra hen and they all came healthy and wonderful and recently ordered 2 more hens they arrived woth a few other chicks and are all doing wonderfully they were very well packaged. I would 100% buy from them again they’ve definitely become the only place now I’ll order my chicks from they care so much and are so wonderful to work with! If I could give a higher rating I would

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