Edible Rhody Kids: Spring Chicks
Fun Facts About the Rhode Island Red:
• The first Rhode Island Red was bred in Adamsville, Rhode Island in the 1880s.
• The Rhode Island Red Hen became Rhode Island's official state bird on May 3,1954.
• Rhode Island Reds are friendly chickens and have become the most popular breed in the U.S.
• One reason Rhode Island Reds are so popular is because they're good at laying eggs.
Rhode Island Red Annual Chick Hatch
To get up close and personal with the rare "Old-Type," heritage-breed Rhode Island Red, pay a visit to Living History Farm at the South County Museum in Narragansett. it hosts the annual Independence Day Chick Hatch where children of all ages can watch eggs hatch and hold the fuzzy little baby chicks.
South County Museum
100 Strath more St., Narragansett, Rl
R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet
by Mark R.AIlio and illustrated by Mary Jane Begin
Discover the wonders of the Ocean State letter by letter.
(Sleeping Bear Press, 2005)