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Rhode Island Red Rooster and Hen, Free Ranging Chickens producing Brown Eggs

Rhode Island Red chickens are among the best breeds for free ranging. these are male Tennessee Fainting Goats… they get along with chickens… This is a young Rhode Island Rooster and Hen They left their chicken coop and spend their nights in this goat shed. Rhode Island Reds are dual purpose chickens… suitable for meat and or eggs… We use them for Eggs Each day they return to chicken coops for food and water. They easily move in and out of the goat pasture. Rooster feathers should look wet or shiny… Rhode Island Reds lay large brown shelled eggs. This hen lays her eggs near the hay manger… The male stands guard. A Rhode Island Red Rooster should have a long brick shaped body as this one does. They also have a red stripe that runs down the shank. This hen follows only this rooster. However, the rooster has many female companions. Her eggs are fertile and could be used to continue the flock. Both of these birds are good sources for continuing the breed. Please like and subscribe.

  • How cute. Interesting he only has one hen. I guess the other one dominates all else. It's funny how they just go under the gate when they want.

  • They look very healthy & happy.

    Great to see chickens like this instead of being cooped up in tiny cages with their beak tips burnt off.

  • That is a nice looking Rooster! of the 49 chickens we have, there are 8 or 9 different breeds, 15 are Rhode Island Reds. I find their interaction to be fascinating, most of them are 8 to 9 weeks old, with two Rhode Island Red roosters that are 19 weeks old and 3 two year old Bantams (Two hens 1 rooster) While observing the younger ones, I have found the white roosters, Which are either or both Austra White's and Delaware's. do not like the Barred Rock and Black Australorp pullets. They are fine with the white and red hens, but chase off the black ones. In general, all the breeds pretty much hang with the others of their breed and get along the best with the others of their same breed. Beings this is the case, I am wondering if I will need to keep more roosters then I once thought.

    Also, do you have any tips on selecting what roosters should be kept? Some of the younger white ones are starting to crow, none of the red ones are, not even the two older Rhode Island reds are crowing yet. The white ones that are crowing also have a higher pecking order then the two older Rhode Island reds which are much bigger then they are. Is this a good trait in roosters? I would think those that develop earliest into being what they should be, would be better then those who develop later or not at all. So things such as their crowns being larger, showing signs of strength and crowing would be good indicators they are the best in the flock for reproduction, is this true?

  • I have 49 in my flock right now. around 15 are roosters, I will be butchering many of them, right now they all are free ranging, would it be better for me to put the roosters I plan to butcher in a pen to fatten them up? Would this help with weight gain? they are around 14 weeks now, I plan to butcher at around 20 weeks, if it is better to coop them to fatten them up, at what point should I do this? Thanks in advance.

  • I've never had any chickens before and I'm getting two RIR chicks from a friend. Will they be okay with just the two of them?

  • thank you for your replies. it takes time out of your day. so thanks!! I have been raising chickens for five years. we have a few Rhode Island reds some barred rocks and leghorns. I love raising them. I use diatomaceous earth as well. it seems to be some awesome stuff. they love taking dust baths in it. it's truly great stuff! by the way I love your videos. cheers

  • A long time ago my former neighbor bought 12 RIR chicks at a country fair. They couldn't tell the gender when that young and all 12 turned out to be roosters. The funny thing was when they matured they enjoyed being pet just like cats. If you sat down in their enclosure they'd hop on your lap and wait to be petted. Most odd.

  • I want to have rhode island red chicken. Original RIR or RIW. But i am not sure are they original in Turkey. I can't buy hatching eggs from USA because of Turkey is so far.
    What can i do abaout that. Can you help me?

  • Hi, I will be having my first RIR this week – hopefully. I am getting 10 as a beginner. Is it necessary to give them vaccines? I guess I'll be needing your help with my RIR's.. *fingers crossed 🙂

  • i have 6 n want to buy more u ha any to sell if you do can you call me at 626 756 1798 i live in Azusa California

  • Takes me back…. Beautiful rooster. Looks just like the one I had when I was a kid. I spoiled him rotten. I carried him around like a cat or a puppy all the time.He would eat from my hand. He would see me and come running and lay down for me to pick him up. Everyone couldn't believe how tame he was. Thanks for sharing. ATB.

  • I want to have farm for eggs production and i want Rhode island Chicken as I have heared they are the best when it comes to laying eggs.

    but if I want to put eggs on incubator to produce Rhode island Chicken, which chicken as a roaster and a mother is arequired to fertilize eggs in order to have rhode island chiks ?

    plz any answer

  • I have a Rhode Island Red rooster his name is Roosevelt but he chases people he chases my guest I don't know why I don't have Rhode Island red hens but I do have seven hens for him but he still chases people how do I stop him from doing that

  • Nice birds , do you expose them in shows to? I am asking because I see that you're RI is different then the ones we have in Europe For example if you look on my channel you 'll see that I have a family 1-4 that are a little bit smaller but the collor is much darker and shiny .
    It interesting to see the difference that is between the same breed but raised and selected for different thinks.

  • I’ve had RIR’s for about 5 years now, they mainly range before the snow comes, but they get themselves in the coop around dusk, and I lock them in at night, due to predators, which we have many of. I’m wondering this… Is that the only hen…and only rooster? I ask this because I have found that, (and let me try and put this correctly), most roosters tend to have a very a high libido, and although very diligent in their duties to keep the flock safe…can be very demanding with the hens…in the sexual department.
    What I mean is, I would worry about the hens if I only had even 6 hens to every one rooster. So my question is, how is it that he isn’t always accosting her, if she’s the only hen? She looks very healthy, and has all of her feathers. Maybe my roosters have just been…a bit off? I hope I put this across decently, and sorry if I seem crude! Chicken talk…straight up. Look forward to hearing from you!

  • The royal breed of brown eggs. Rich yolks.

    But, competitive and aggressive.

    Old, heritage strains, bred for utility backyard purposes, utilize best scratch and pasture. The eggs are mainly of a medium size to large later.

    Hybrid strains overlay the heritage ones, but they have bigger needs that can be covered ONLY if fed ONLY commercial high octane feed. The eggs of the strain of the dominant CZ company are large to jumbo later.

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