Production Red

Production Red

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The Best Heritage Layers

Production Red is the name that has been given to Rhode Island Red crosses bred for maximum egg laying for over 100 years. Our Production Reds are a cross between Rhode Island Reds and Rhode Island Whites, both excellent layers in their own right, and the cross is even better. They are bred for self-sufficient homesteads and farms that need to supply consistent top quality large brown eggs. The parent lines are unique to us, and produce chicks that come in ‘50 Shades of Brown’, from nearly white to dark mahagony.

No heritage chicken can lay as well as the commercial hybrids (Bovans, ISAs, etc) and, being heavier birds, they are not quite as feed efficient either. But they wind up being a better investment because they will molt properly each year, restore their body reserves, and give you a second and third year of good laying. The commercial hybrids are programed for 15 months of laying and then most of them will need to be replaced. If you compare the cost of replacing your birds every year with the cost of a 2 month molt and slightly lower production you will probably find that Production Reds are a better buy.

If you're planning to get farm status from egg sales, pack a carton of eggs with your CSA box, or have a guaranteed profitable project on your hobby farm, Production Reds are the chickens for you.

We sell Production Reds straight run (unsexed) or females. The sexing is guaranteed 90% accurate.

Vaccinations are available more information can be found at: https://truenorthfarm.ca/blog/vaccinations

Hatch availability can be found at https://truenorthfarm.ca/availability

Quick facts

Eggs/Year: 290
Point of Lay: 16-17 Wks
Hen Weight: 2.5 KG
Point of Lay: 16-17 Weeks

Management information

Sex

Quantity

Price

Mixed

1-24

$6.00

Mixed

25-49

$4.95

Mixed

50-99

$4.50

Mixed

100+

$4.25

Females

1-24

$8.00

Females

25-49

$7.00

Females

50-199

$6.00

Females

100+

$5.75

Production Red

(click to view more pictures)


The Best Heritage Layers

Production Red is the name that has been given to Rhode Island Red crosses bred for maximum egg laying for over 100 years. Our Production Reds are a cross between Rhode Island Reds and Rhode Island Whites, both excellent layers in their own right, and the cross is even better. They are bred for self-sufficient homesteads and farms that need to supply consistent top quality large brown eggs. The parent lines are unique to us, and produce chicks that come in ‘50 Shades of Brown’, from nearly white to dark mahagony.

No heritage chicken can lay as well as the commercial hybrids (Bovans, ISAs, etc) and, being heavier birds, they are not quite as feed efficient either. But they wind up being a better investment because they will molt properly each year, restore their body reserves, and give you a second and third year of good laying. The commercial hybrids are programed for 15 months of laying and then most of them will need to be replaced. If you compare the cost of replacing your birds every year with the cost of a 2 month molt and slightly lower production you will probably find that Production Reds are a better buy.

If you're planning to get farm status from egg sales, pack a carton of eggs with your CSA box, or have a guaranteed profitable project on your hobby farm, Production Reds are the chickens for you.

We sell Production Reds straight run (unsexed) or females. The sexing is guaranteed 90% accurate.

Vaccinations are available more information can be found at: https://truenorthfarm.ca/blog/vaccinations

Hatch availability can be found at https://truenorthfarm.ca/availability

Quick facts

Eggs/Year: 290
Point of Lay: 16-17 Wks
Hen Weight: 2.5 KG
Point of Lay: 16-17 Weeks

Pricing

Sex

Quantity

Price

Mixed

1-24

$6.00

Mixed

25-49

$4.95

Mixed

50-99

$4.50

Mixed

100+

$4.25

Females

1-24

$8.00

Females

25-49

$7.00

Females

50-199

$6.00

Females

100+

$5.75

Production Red

True North Farm Ltd.

4780 Sleepy Hollow Rd.
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4