Are sex-links more prone to disease and egg problems?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Fruit Juice, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Fruit Juice

    Fruit Juice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2009
    Boulder, CO
    Are sex-links more prone to disease and egg problems because they aren't a true breed?
  2. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2009
    I would say no ,from what I have read about them they are supposed to be hardy and pretty good at fighting off diseases.
  3. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    I have what you call Sex-links, and they are amazing birds.

    I got them first at the end of September as POL, and a week after my sister bought a variety of breeds, mine were all laying by December and I have never had a day without an egg from each, they coped with all the bad weather we had in the UK, and they are lovely friendly girls.

    My sister did not have a full set of eggs until February, and she has 10 chickens, I have 4. She still has days when she only gets 4-5 eggs.

    I would not swop them for the world. Here they are called Black Rocks.
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  4. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have sex links, too' mind they are only a year old (almost) but friendly healthy birds.

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