Another reason why Rhode Island Red is my choice is has a long production period. The usual duration for peak egg production is about a year. Rhode Island Red has an active period of about one and a half years to two years. It is also a great chicken breed for meat production. Once they are out of their active egg production years, you can use them for their meat. They are a relatively large breed so they have more breed, relatively speaking.
Rhode Island Red Information
Rhode Island Red is a popular American breed of domestic chicken. It is a cross-breed between Oriental chickens and Leghorn birds from Italy. It was bred for both meat and egg production. Today, Rhode Island Red is primarily known for their egg production capabilities. They are considered a popular breed which means that you can get them easily in most pet stores.