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A Good bird, good build

farmboy22
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Pros: Big eggs, pretty and consistent layers

Cons: Problems with feather picking and cannaballism despite my efforts

I started with 8 chicks from TSC .  1 died of overeating.  4 from a coyote raid. 2 from prolapse and hence cannaballism.  So now I have only one.  That said, they do lay consistently and large eggs.  I have been dissapointed though about the feather picking on the other birds since I provide them ample food, forage, nesting boxes etc.  I have to islolate them to prevent that.  Overall I would say that they are good birds, but one must be especcially protective with them and notice feather picking and cannaballism before it becomes a REAL problem.  As of now I purchased 10 more Red sex link chicks.  Hoping for the best!

3 Comments:

Best of Luck with the next ten. We had some Red Sex Link two years ago. They are a pretty aggressive breed. They are Great at laying eggs though.
yall make me want to get rid of my red sex link
Increasing their protein intake helps with Red Sex Link bullying.
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