Rhode Island Red Hens bred specifically for their egg laying ability. Raised in the fresh mountain air near Rincon de la Vieja National Park in Costa Rica.
Well, last Tuesday, we welcomed 100 new young hens to our farm in anticipation of the up-coming tourist season here in Costa Rica. These young hens are about 19 weeks old and will be ready to lay in about another 2-4 weeks. Upon arrival, we banded the young hens with yellow leg bands to distinguish them from the remaining flock. Then they were all put into their new quarters - complete with roosting perches and curtained nesting boxes. They will remain inside their new hen house for 2 weeks while they become accustomed to their new surroundings and change in climate. After the 2 weeks, they will be allowed to mingle with our remaining flock in our enclosed free-range area during the daylight hours. Welcome, girls!