Rivers Critters Ranch Hamburg MN

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Chicken Breeds We Like (c) Rivers Critters Ranch LLC
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Chickens For The FarmBuff Orphington full grown Rivers Critters Ranch LLC

Chickens are a great addition to the farm or backyard.  Over the years, we've had many different breeds of chickens.  We've listed some of our favorite s of chickens breeds below.   

Buff Orphington

        Originated in England

        Recognized as distinct breed in 1901

        Heritage Breed*

        Quiet, kind, sweet disposition.

        Approximately 240 Brown Eggs per year

        Can be used for meat and eggs (not as plump as the Cornish Cross).

        Will set nests

        Approximate weights Hens 7.5 pounds, Roosters 9.5 pounds

Black Australorp

        Originated in Australia

        Recognized as a distinct breed in 1929

        Heritage Breed*

        Approximately 240 Brown Eggs per year

        Thin birds and not recommended to raise for meat birds.

        Approximate weights  - Hens 6 pounds, Roosters 8 pounds

 

Barred Plymouth Rock

        Originated in the United States

        Recognized as a breed in 1874

        Heritage Breed*

        Approximately 240 brown eggs a year

        Can be used for meat and eggs (not as plump as the Cornish Cross).

        Approximate weights Hen 7 pounds, Roosters 9 pounds  


Rhode Island Red

        Originated in the United States

        Recognized as a breed in 1904

        Heritage Breed*

        Approximately 240 brown eggs a year

        Thin birds and not recommended to raise for meat birds.

        Approximate weights Hens 7 pounds, Rooster 9 pounds Red Star and Rhode Island Red 9 weeks old Rivers Critters Ranch LLC

Production Red

        Originated in the United States

        Approximately 240 brown eggs a year

        Approximate weights Hens 7 pounds, Roosters 9 pounds

 

Red Star (Sex Link)

        Originated in the United States

        Approximately 275 brown eggs a year

        Called a sex link because pullets are brownish red and cockerels are white

        Nice disposition

        Thin birds and not recommended to raise for meat birds.

        Approximate weights Hen 6 pounds, Roosters 8 pounds

 

*Heritage Breeds are breeds that were raised years ago. According to http://www.sustainabletable.org/1383/heritage-animal-breeds-and-heirloom-crop-varieties  the rise of industrial agriculture 190 breeds of farm animals have gone extinct during the last 15 years.