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Rhode Island Red Chickens are excellent farm birds. The adult female chicken is called a hen, the adult male is called a rooster, and the young are called chicks. Roosters are larger than hens; roosters weigh about 8 1/2 pounds, hens weigh about 6 1/2 pounds. A group of chickens is called a flock.
The Rhode Island Red has red-brown feathers, a red comb and yellow skin. Hens lay brown eggs. This chicken was developed from Malaysian stock that was refined in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
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