Welcome Spring! Edible Rhody KIDS is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody magazine. This seasons’ topic, “Spring Chicks”, celebrates these adorable little furry friends! Check out the ER summer issue online or available at local newsstands all over the state.
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.
Local Event: Rhode Island Red Annual Chick Hatch
July 4, 2015
South County Museum – 100 Strath more St., Narragansett, Rl
“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.
Local Book: R is for Rhode Island Red: A Rhode Island Alphabet
by Mark R. Allio
Illustrated by Mary Jane Begin
Discover the wonders of the Ocean State letter by letter.
Get kids cooking!
We’ve got a delicious recipe online for a cheddar cheese omelet. Just click on the chef’s hat at EdibleRhody.com.
Visit Edible Rhody KIDS for more spring chick fun including recipes and a word sort!