Red Sex Link

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  • Breed Purpose:
    Egg Layer
    Climate Tolerance:
    All Climates
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    Egg Color:
    Light Brown
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    Breed Size:
    Large Fowl
    Sex-links are cross-bred chickens whose color at hatching is differentiated by sex, thus making chick sexing an easier process. Sex-links come in many varieties, few of which are a true breed. Red sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a Delaware hen.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. alexa009
    "Love their personality!"
    Pros - Great egg-layers, Excellent disposition, docile.
    Cons - Definitely not a show breed, short lifespan, get picked on easily.
    Love my red sexlink! Awesome egg-layer and not to mention would make great pets. Last in the pecking order and seems to get picked on the most. Also, my red sexlink is a 1.5 years and is pretty healthy but you usually hear of these chickens dying from being prone to egg-laying issues. Its sad to hear, especially when you get attached to them. Love the breed and personality though!
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    Purchase Date:
    Febuary 2017.
  2. JudysMuscovy
    "Red sexlink"
    Pros - Great layers large brown eggs. Very friendly love to be pet.
    Cons - I don't know of any
    I just love this breed they are friendly like my Australorps girls.
    Purchase Price:
    $2 each
    Purchase Date:
    April 2017
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  3. famerzellman
    Pros - loving, docile, kid friendly, great natured, hardy, big brown eggs, and integration friendly
    Cons - broody
    I absolutely love my red sexlinks.My nephew who is two can walk into their coop to feed and water them and they do not peck at him at all. They have broken my mother who is afraid of chickens because they do not fly up at you at all. Instead squawk to say hello and patiently wait for a pet or a treat. I can handle these birds no problem wether its picking them up or shaking their treat bag to get them back into their coop. They dont mind new flock mates which makes them an easy going nature. I have had a wonderful experience with my ladies even if they go broody when they arent suppose too. They lay wonderful brown eggs and every once in a while a double yoker!! I would highly recommend this bird to anyone! Especially if you are new to raising chickens!! These are hardy and family friendly birds for sure!!
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  1. Marlena Marlee
    I work in Animal Rescue and brought 4 chicks home from the shelter. I believe that they are Red Sex Link chicks. Can someone help me determine if they are pullets or roos?
  2. CheeksFarm
    I had so brown eggs they either came from my red sexlinks or my golden comet hen
    but I have 2 americauna roosters they run with my hens so I am hatching the eggs and 6 hatched so far. :)
    their all marked pretty !
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  3. MysticChickens04
    Sweetest hens I've ever had until a friggin fox killed every single one of my hens :/
    1. Larouxbestfan
      I'm so sorry to hear that happened! I be devastated if this happened to my hens. No chicken deserves to go in such a way :(
      Larouxbestfan, Jan 4, 2018
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    2. MysticChickens04
      Thank you and Agreed!
      MysticChickens04, Jan 4, 2018
  4. Jan/new chicks
    What is the color differences in the chicks. Male or female?
  5. Regrn5
    I had 4 red links are 2 years old.Two of the hens had ascites and now a third has it as well. I was wondering if this is common in this type of breed?
  6. PeepersMama
    It sounds alot like internal laying/egg yolk peritonitis to me. I just lost a girl to that a couple days ago. I've lost chickens on both ends of the age spectrum, but I think the scariest one was with the 1 1/2 yr old BSL. She had yolk fluid in her throat and nose. They pretty much stop doing anything once they have it, so either their blood gets infected, or they starve.
    So sorry you lost some of your girls! They sound like they were really sweet :) *hugs*
  7. Chickie Newbie
    My red sex link, Scarlett, is the most productive of all my chickens. She's sweet and lays enormous jumbo eggs almost every day even throughout the winter. She's the only one still laying right now. She doesn't go broody either, which is good for me. All in all, the least expensive chicken I have produces the biggest, best eggs! Go figure.
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  8. Mountaineer
    I have two and I get an egg a day from each since they began laying...which was about 3 months ago. I, too, am concerned about their cold tolerance. I live in WV so it does it a bit cold here. They are the friendliest of the 8 birds I own. They follow me around and come running when they hear or see me. They are gluttons and very gentle. Today I let them out in the back yard in the rain and they loved it and got quite wet. I'll have to ask the breeder I got them from which two breeds she bred to get mine.
  9. Hens rule
    My chicken Henny has a small tail too!
  10. enrgizerbunny
    I'm a first time keeper and I purchased 3 of these from a local feed store as pullets. I get 3 eggs almost every day with the occasional 2 egg day and 1 egg days being even more rare. They're very friendly and food motivated. I bought them in March of this year and it's November now so we'll see how they keep laying in the time ahead. I've found providing artificial light as the days have gotten shorter has helped to keep egg production up.

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