New Hampshire Red

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The New Hampshire Red is a breed of chicken which originated in the state of New Hampshire, United States. In 1935, the breed was accepted into the American Poultry Association’s Stand of Perfection. The New Hampshire Red is an evolved breed of the Rhode Island Red done through careful selective breeding. The procedure took place in New England, specifically in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

Early maturity, rapid full feathering and production of large brown eggs are one of the superior qualities if the New Hampshire breeds. 

New Hampshire Red chickens have rich chestnut-red color plumage, which is lighter than that of the Rhode Island Reds. The hen of these breed is fair in egg – laying ability, which makes it its primary purpose. The New Hampshire Red comes in medium and heavy size. For the latter, a rooster weighs around 3.9 kg and the hen weights around 2.9 kg. Given that fact, New Hampshire chickens can be good source of meat as well, just like broilers.


  • Bantam new Hampshire Red

    Anyone in the us raise on here raise bantam New Hampshires?

  • New hampshire reds

    I have 21 chicks and one of them has trouble doing her business any help and is this common for this breed? Thanks

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    5 of 5 | December 17, 2012 at 01:02 PM New Hampshire

    Pros: Good egg layers, nice size for meat production, tame roosters

    Cons: It can be a challenge to find decent ones as many that are sold thru commercial avenues are really NH and Production red crosses.

    Recommended? Yes

    I have German-bred New Hampshires and really like them.
  • November 27, 2012 at 07:38 PM
    We have four NH reds. It's only been a few days, but they are beautiful birds. Very pleased with them so far.
    5 of 5 | October 7, 2012 at 09:29 PM considered a dual purpose breed, matures early and a good brown egg layer. They can survive in both hot and cold climates.

    Pros: Good brown egg layer, can lead your flock, does not want to fight, protective over the other birds and mature early may be a pro or con depending on the owner

    Cons: slightly over protective

    Recommended? Yes

    My Favorite breed of chicken are these so far.
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    5 of 5 | July 11, 2012 at 06:46 PM Real harty chicken

    Pros: Good size bird, large eggs

    Cons: none

    Recommended? Yes

    I have had a good number of these and they are friendly and just keep laying egg after egg for a long time.

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