Developed in 1915 from a strain of Rhode Island Red brought into New Hampshire state. Recognized as a distinct breed in 1935, (Sustainable Heritage Chicken Breed). Our New Hampshire Red originated from the “Newcomer” strain which was an egg laying strain and has been improved upon yearly on our own breeding farm. If you wish for a bird that matures early, lays good, and is of heavy weight, then the New Hampshire is what you’re looking for.
They are known as a dual purpose breed but because of their rapid growth and large carcass they are often used for meat. They have yellow skin, lay brown eggs and frequently go broody.
Sku Pullet: 29348
Sku Straight Run: 65571