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Rhode Island Red Chicks

Starting at $1.75 each

Rhode Island Red Chickens, Direct from our Hatcheries

The Rhode Island Red chicken is not only a capable and reliable egg layer. It’s cold-hardy and one of the most handsome breeds available from our family of hatcheries. Our Rhode Island Red chicks are docile, excellent free-rangers, and resistant to disease. To order this breed of chicken, choose your preferred run type—females, males, or a straight-run mix—and your Marek’s vaccination preferences, quantity, and preferred ship date. All that’s left is to wait for your baby chicks to arrive!

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In 2012, Art started helping out at Freedom Ranger Hatchery. It didn’t take long for the newest hatchery to be added to the family—initially known as Art’s Hatchery, and now Hillside Hatchery. Specializing in egg-layer breeds, the newest of our hatcheries is already well-established, providing high-quality birds for sale…just like the rest of our family of hatcheries at Freedom Ranger.
Females
Qty Price
1-24$3.75
25-49$3.50
50-74$3.25
75-99$3.00
100+$2.90
Next Available Ship Date 5/29/2024
Straight Run
Qty Price
1-24$2.75
25-49$2.50
50-74$2.25
75-99$2.00
100+$1.90
Next Available Ship Date 5/29/2024
Males
Qty Price
1-24$1.75
25-49$1.50
50-74$1.25
75-99$1.00
100+$0.90
Next Available Ship Date 5/29/2024

Quantity
Hillside Hatchery has a 15-chick order minimum. Any of our birds can be combined to meet this minimum, as long as the same shipping date is selected.

Available Ship Dates

Ship dates are selected prior to checkout.
5/29/2024
Females - 449
Males - 83
Straight Run - 1000
6/5/2024
Females - 388
Males - 493
Straight Run - 984
6/12/2024
Females - 302
Males - 423
Straight Run - 984
6/19/2024
Females - 461
Males - 398
Straight Run - 898
6/26/2024
Females - 463
Males - 492
Straight Run - 1000
7/3/2024
Females - 480
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
7/10/2024
Females - 418
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
7/17/2024
Females - 494
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
7/24/2024
Females - 490
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
7/31/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
8/7/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
8/14/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
8/21/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
8/28/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
9/4/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
9/11/2024
Females - 442
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
9/18/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
9/25/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
10/2/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
10/9/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
10/16/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
10/23/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
10/30/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
11/6/2024
Females - 500
Males - 500
Straight Run - 1000
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The Great, All-American Rhode Island Red Chicken

Rhode Island Red chicks from our family of hatcheries are generally docile, friendly birds that can grow particularly tolerant of their handlers. They make superb additions to backyards and homesteads, foraging and eating insects that bug you and your other animals. Their reliable egg laying and excellent meat production make them one of our best-selling breeds.

History of the Rhode Island Red Chicken

Breeders first developed the Rhode Island Red chicken breed in New England during the late 19th Century. Selective breeding involving Red Malay Game, Cochin, Leghorns, Java, and Shanghai birds resulted in this all-American breed. It is also the state bird of Rhode Island and is featured on a monument at the William Tripp Farm in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island Red’s Most Prized Features

A Rhode Island Red hen will produce between 250 and 300 medium to large, light-brown eggs per year. This egg production comes to about four to six eggs per week, making them an excellent choice for those in the egg-selling business. The Rhode Island Red chicken is treasured for its egg-laying aptitude and cold hardiness, but it can also be used for its flavorful meat and as a show bird. Roosters weigh around 8.5 pounds, and hens reach approximately 6.5 pounds.

In addition to the delicious flavor of Rhode Island Red eggs and meat, this chicken is particularly beautiful. With deep red plumage, mostly black tail, and a single or rose comb, the Rhode Island Red breed is one of the prettiest birds you’ll have on your farm.

Order Your Rhode Island Red Chickens Here

Use the simple order form above to get started with (or add to) your flock. Choose your quantity, gender (straight-run will be a mix of males and females), your Marek’s Disease vaccination preference, and your preferred ship date.

And that’s it! Once your Rhode Island Red eggs start to hatch, we’ll carefully package them and ship them right to your door! Contact us with any questions, and then get ready for your Rhode Island Red chicks to arrive.

Don’t miss out! Ship dates are filling fast, and we suggest you place your Rhode Island Red chick order today.

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