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Rhode Island White Chicken

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Country of Origin: United States

Primary Use: Eggs Meat

​Bird Size: 6.5 – 8.5 lbs

Egg Production: Excellent 250 Eggs a Year

Egg Size: Large to Extra Large

Egg Color: Brown

Coloring: White

​Hardiness: Very Hardy Especially Cold Hardy

​Temperament:  Calm

Conservation Status: Threatened

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Sugar Feather Farm has been searching for a heritage breed of chicken that is on the conservancy list, an excellent layer and could be used for meat as well, new for Spring 2021! We settled on the Rhode Island White Chicken. This is a bird you can have in any situation; they don’t mind confinement, gentle, and extremely hardy birds. A heritage breed that can with the right conditions and upbringing could be used for egg production and used for meat. Why not use a heritage bird for a “meat bird” instead of a Cornish Cross?

This chicken is no joke,  and has the potential to lay over 230 eggs a year! Wow! They are quite stunning with their beautiful white feathers that glisten in the sun and they are a nice heavy robust bird that is surprisingly calm and gentle. We were very surprised to see how calm and gentle these giants were. They have none of the characteristics of the Rhode Island Red – a completely different bird. The hens can go broody and raise their own young. The babies who are born are strong and robust. We have a lot of success hatching their eggs. The line we have is over 30 or more years old and from the mid-west. The history behind it is simply amazing and we look forward to helping keep this endangered breed going. All Sugar Feather Farm birds are vaccinated for Marek’s Disease and are Non-GMO.

The Rhode Island White is a moderately-sized, utterly white fowl with the males weighing 8 1/2 lbs. and females 6 1/2 lbs.  Although some single combed offspring do often happen, the breed is has been standardized solely with a rose formed comb. Our 30 year old like has mostly the straight comb, we will be working on going back to the standard of the rose comb. The historic laying potential of the Rhode Island White was respectable in the past, with one distinctive hen on the Mountain Grove Experiment Station in Missouri famous as laying 306 eggs in a single 12 months. Productive strains of this breed have been recognized to extra usually lay within the 240-250 eggs per 12 months vary. They’re reputed to be splendid meat fowl and wonderful layers of winter eggs. Rhode Island Whites are nice, straightforward going chickens and would make an gratifying addition to any household farm, homestead, family flock, or really any situation. Sadly, the Rhode Island White hen has declined over the years (lower than 3,000 birds in The Livestock Conservancy’s 2003 poultry census, and even fewer within the 2015 census).

 

Feed Recommendations: we recommend starting baby chicks out with Sugar Feather Farm chick starter for the first 3 weeks, then switch to our Chicken Grower. Use the Grower Feed until they hit maturation (which is when they start to lay) then switch to Sugar Feather Farm Adult Feed

We highly recommend using the Oil of Oregano in their water daily as a supplement to aid with digestion and overall health.

History

The Rhode Island White originated in 1888 via the efforts of Mr. J. Alonzo Jocoy of Peacedale, Rhode Island. He developed the breed by crossing White Wyandottes with Partridge Cochins and Rose Comb White Leghorns. In 1903, Mr. Jocoy made the breed recognized to the general public and provided people on the market. The breed continued to be developed and improved in order that it extra intently resembled the Rhode Island Pink’s brick-like physique form. This distinctive form helped to stop the breed from wanting just like and being confused with White Wyandottes or White Plymouth Rock chickens. In 1922 the Rhode Island White was admitted to the American Poultry Affiliation’s Customary of Perfection through the nationwide convention in Knoxville, Tennessee, that 12 months. The Rhode Island White gained some reputation within the US up till the 1960’s, at which period their numbers declined. The breed by no means got the overwhelming reputation that the extra well-known Rhode Island Red hen achieved.

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Pre-ordered adults and hatchlings may be picked up by appointment. To safeguard our birds from exposure to disease brought in by visitors, in accordance with the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, areas where birds are kept are off limits. However you are welcome to look at all the breeds and interactions, it is a site to see.

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