Rhode Island Reds have rich, dark mahogany-red plumage. Since these pullets are one of the best dual-purpose breeds, they are a great choice for back-yard flocks. They are also a very hardy breed and do excellent in a free operation, but they also do well in confinement. They are one of the best heritage breeds for production of large brown eggs. They will start laying between 4 and 6 months. Our birds are fed a non-GMO diet, and will generally be 8-12 weeks old at the time of arrival.