Did you know that the South County Museum has two different varieties of Rhode Island Red chickens, single comb and rose comb? You don’t need to be a farmer to notice the difference in the comb, the row of red spikes on a chicken’s head.
Single combs, as the name suggests, consist of a single straight row of spikes. Rose combs are flat and close to the bird’s head. South County Museum’s heritage flock includes both varieties of Rhode Island’s state bird. You can support the care of the flock by becoming an egg sponsor. Your $50 donation includes a chance to name an egg, we will tag it, and send you a personalized message when it hatches!
Your donation includes: naming your egg, a message when your egg starts to hatch, free family membership, free admission on April 3rd’s Spring Family Fun Day, and a cuddly stuffed animal chick!
Happy St Patrick’s day folks! Feeling the luck of the Irish? If so, try your luck at our 50/50 raffle! For every 5 dollars donated, 1 ticket will be put in the bowl, and names will be chosen at the end of the month. 50 percent of the proceeds will go to the winner, and the other 50 percent will go to organizing our Spring family event at the museum on April 3rd(free admission for members, and a $15 admission for non-members). We take pride in creating these quarterly events for our members, and our goal is to be able to keep creating events and smiles! Please consider taking a shot at our 50/50 raffle, you may just be the lucky leprechaun! Purchase your raffle tickets today online, our gift shop, or by calling the office (401) 783-5400.