Rhode Island Red – Egg Laying Hen
American breed of chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus). It is a utility bird, raised for meat and eggs, and also as a show bird. It is a popular choice for backyard flocks because of its egg laying abilities and hardiness. Non-industrial strains of the Rhode Island Red are listed as “recovering” by The Livestock Conservancy. The Rhode Island Red is the state bird of Rhode Island. It is one of only three state birds that is not a species native to the United States. This breed is very easy to care for, they are some of the best foragers. They are one of the most popular breed for backyard chicken farming. This breed is good layers of brown eggs. Hens lay 5–7 eggs per week. The hens lay approximately 312 eggs in their first laying season and 223 in the second.