A question we often get is why did we go with only Rhode Island Red chickens?? Several reasons! The first and most important reason is NOSTALGIA!
My grandparents had Rhode Island Reds and ONLY Rhode Island Reds. So that’s what I wanted.
When we first started out we ended up with Golden Comets because I did not want to brood chicks in our neighborhood home. We wanted point of lay pullets. We found a farmer (Fresh Start Farm in Gloucester) who sold Golden Comets at 17 weeks, so that’s what we got!
Since buying our farm we jumped on getting from Rhode Island Reds and we will eventually transition our laying flock to mainly RIRs, at least for a while. I do not want to hatch mixed breed chicks (after the first summer) and we will need better infrastructure to ensure that mix breeds to not happen.
Some awesome things about Rhode Islands!!!
When choosing the breed for your family and farm it is important to take these things into consideration.