Rivers Critters Ranch Hamburg MN

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Chicken Breeds We Like (c) Rivers Critters Ranch LLC
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Rivers Critters Ranch

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 of chickens breeds below.

Buff Orphington

  • Originated in England
  • Recognized as distinct breed in 1901
  • Heritage Breed*
  • Quiet, kind, sweet disposition
  • 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 distint breed in 1929
  • Heritage Breed*
  • Lays approximately 240 brown eggs per year
  • Thin bird and not recommended to be raised as a meat bird
  • Approximate weights:  Hens 6 pounds, Roosters 8 pounds

    Barred Plymouth Rock

  • Originated in United States
  • Recognized as a distint breed in 1874
  • Heritage Breed*
  • Lays approximately 240 brown eggs per year
  • Can be used for meat and eggs (not as plump as the Cornish Cross)
  • Approximate weights:  Hens 7 pounds, Roosters 9 pounds

    Rhode Island Red

  • Originated in United States
  • Recognized as a distint breed in 1904
  • Heritage Breed*
  • Nice Deposition
  • Lays approximately 240 brown eggs per year
  • Thin bird and not recommended to be raised as a meat bird
  • Approximate weights:  Hens 7 pounds, Roosters 9 pounds

    Red Star (Sex Link)

  • Originated in United States
  • Called a sex link because pullets are brownish red and cockerels are white
  • Nice disposition
  • Lays approximately 275 brown eggs per year
  • Thin bird and not recommended to be raised as a meat bird
  • Approximate weights:  Hens 6 pounds, Roosters 8 pounds

    *Heritage Breeds are breeds that were raised years ago. According to the Grace Communications Foundation, 190 breeds of farm animals have gone extinct during the last 15 years.

  • Updated 3/31/2018