- Production Red Chicken
The Production Red chicken is very similar to a Rhode Island Red chicken only lighter in color. The plumage color can vary from a red-dark red to a light red. They are a vigorous, hearty chicken that lays lots of large/x-large brown eggs. The Production Red chicken breed is a cross of Cackle Hatchery's® best Rhode Island Red chicken production line over Cackle Hatchery's® best New Hampshire chicken production line. This cross produces a very vigorous, healthy egg producing hen. This is not an exhibition show chicken but a great production laying hen and/or pet chicken for your backyard.
Availability Table coming soon. In the meantime, check out the Master Availability Table
PLEASE NOTE: Availability chart is updated weekly and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
In the checkout process, please indicate in the comment section your desired hatch/ship date with desired month or ASAP.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Other Breed Class
- Weights: Hen -------7 lbs Rooster------9 lbs
Pullet-------6 lbs Cockerel-----8 lbs
- Purpose and Type: Primary production, Egg Laying & Pet/Secondary meat source
- Egg Shell Color: Light Brown
- Egg Production: 200-280 eggs per year (estimates only, see FAQ)
- Egg Size: Large
- Temperament: Docile
- Gender Accuracy: 80-85%
- Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
- Broody: Variable
- Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Male
- Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
- Country of Origin: United States, New England
- APA: No
- ALBC: No
- BREEDER FARM SOURCE: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Production Red’s since 1975.
noticeably more healthy and lively Review by Bill
I usually by from the local elevator. Never again! The chicks I ordered from you where noticeably more healthy and lively. Not one loss! I am now a life long customer and I will be ordering for my brother also. (Posted on 6/27/2016)
Cackle Customer Review by Nancy Montana January 2010
Chicks made it here to Montana in July. I rec'd 17 egg layers. Just wanted to let you know that all 17 are laying eggs. I even had a triple yolker! I took a picture of it. I get 3 double yolkers everyday! They are producing even in -0 conditions. (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Thank You! Review by Tommy South Carolina March 2012
The Golden Comets and Production Red chickens were picked up from the Post Office this AM. I was ready for them with feed/water and warm brooder. After dipping their beaks, all seems well. Have had to add additional food on the new paper towels this PM. Fully realize this is common info for the company, but feel I have some quality birds that will thrive: barring any setbacks of which I now control. Short of them being chilled during transport no problems should arise. THANK YOU!!! for a quality product and the professional way I was treated when placing my order. (Posted on 12/2/2015)
Thanks! Review by Big R, Illinois April 2014
I just wanted to send out a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to everyone at Cackle Hatchery. Our chicks have been nothing short of SPLENDID from you, always arriving warm, dry and healthy. Our customers have been very pleased with their chicks, some even bring me photos of last year's chickens, boasting about their egg production and health of their flock. We have enjoyed many repeat customers based on the over-all happiness of the chicks, that although come from our store YOU are the ones that deserve the accolades. Our store is the smallest in our chain but we have never been treated as if we were not as important as other stores with larger orders by your staff. Just this last Monday I called needing to put in an "Emergency" order as we quickly ran out of chicks that had just arrived 3 days earlier. I had to have new chicks in the store no later than Friday. I was wonderfully taken care of and sent via the phone to someone that could help me out in your "over-hatch". One hundred more chicks were not only ordered but shipped that day to my store. They arrived this morning right on time and in excellent health. i have had chickens all my life, dealt with many hatcheries but I can say without a doubt I have been most impressed by your customer service and quality of chicks. (Posted on 11/20/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Debbie California April 2012
Received my 5 little chicks two days ago and all were healthy and beautiful!!!!! Received the brooder just 2 days earlier, so everything fell into place. Thank you very much, I will always do business with you. (Posted on 11/18/2015)