I have 4 black sex-link hens, all just about a year old now, and none of them are mean. I didn't make any particular effort to make them "tame" when they were young, either. I can even pet them a couple times when they're roosting (or waiting for a treat) before they sidle away. I've never had one of them try to attack... unless you count tasting my shoes. I actually started with 12 (we processed 8 of them at about 20-24 weeks) and the rest of them all had the same attitude. They were all curious, a little bit cautious of people (without being afraid), and never mean. I think you just got a "bad egg", so to speak
Black Sex-Link is so mean! - Page 2
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3/8/16 at 7:23pm
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5/24/16 at 9:04pm
I had 5 golden sex link hens. They were sweet birds and great layers. I was getting 6 eggs a week from them. They always took Sunday off. So this year I bought 5 more and out of the 5 two are bullies to the other hens and even to me. If they don't straighten out, I'm afraid it's going to be chicken and dumpling time. I have a question though, is it possible to train them to stop being bullies or is it just in their nature to be so? So, I've had pleasant experience with the sex link breed and was surprised and disappointed when they showed their darker side. I chalk it up to a couple bad apples.