The New Hampshire Red chicken was developed in 1915 by farmers from Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. With Rhode Island Red breeds as the basis, they brought them to New Hampshire and started using selective breeding. They wanted to develop a bird that matured fast, was quick to feather, grew rapidly, and was strong. Following a gradual process, the end result came to be the New Hampshire Red Chicken breed, known for their excellent meat. In 1935, this breed was admitted into the American Standard of Perfection.
The New Hampshire Red is perfect for straight run bird enthusiasts. They are known to lay anywhere from 200-280 eggs per year. New Hampshire Reds make an excellent dual purpose breed as a result of being a reliable layer and their rapid growth. This chicken would be an excellent choice for the local mom and pop restaurant who would like to provide their patrons with fresh meat and eggs.
The New Hampshire Reds are a cold hardy breed. They are friendly, and they also have a competitive side. The hens are known to be broody and they make excellent mothers. It’s important to ensure you have enough hens for each rooster. The New Hampshire Red chicken loves to free range but they can also be confined.
Chickens for Backyards’ New Hampshire Red Chicken hatchery has a huge selection to choose from, perfect for individuals and commercial customers. Be sure to browse our selection online.
|Egg Color||Brown||Hardiness||Heat & Cold|
|Production||Very Good||Hen Weight||6 1/2|
|Personality||Calm||Rooster Weight||8 1/2|
About Your Ship Date:
We will email a ship date to you within 5 days of placing your order. Your chicks will arrive 1 to 3 days after that ship date. You should receive a phone call from your local post office upon delivery and we recommend you pick them up immediately upon notification.
Please note: the requested month to ship is subject to change based on availability.
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.
Cancellations & Changes
A miniumum of two week notice prior to your ship date must be given to cancel or change a live chick order.