Black Sex-Link is so mean!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amyseggs, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. amyseggs

    amyseggs New Egg

    Apr 5, 2010
    Sussex County
    Right now I have 2 hens, the black sex-link and a golden comet. The comet is a sweetheart, very friendly, can always pet her. The sex-link is always on attack mode. They were both hand raised as chicks, both were given lots of love and fed a purely organic diet. Is in the nature of black sex-links to be mean? Anyone else notice different attitudes with the breeds?
  2. smith2

    smith2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    I have heard others say their BSL were mean. Never had any myself, but wheww, I hate mean chickens.
  3. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Cedartown Georgia
    Quote:The best tasting chicken to me is a mean rooster. [​IMG]
  4. amc

    amc New Egg

    Apr 8, 2010
    I have eight black sex links. I hope they are not mean. I'm raising them with four bard rocks. they are only a month old so we shall see. I will let you know later how they turn out. I have thirty six other chickens. I have bard rocks , golden sex links, new hamshire reds and road island reds. I just love them. Some of them are so sweet and they will come up to you to be picked up and petted like a dog. Martha from Cal.
  5. RThomas

    RThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    We have three BSL - two hens and a roo. All are very friendly. I can pick them up and hold them. They have no fear, so the only real trouble is them getting in the way or trying to fly on us when we have treats. Otherwise, they are great.
  6. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2008
    Southern California
    I have a black sex link and she is not the least bit mean. She isn't as friendly as she used to be but she isn't the least bit mean.

    ETA: That is her in my profile pic
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2010
  7. harley

    harley Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 9, 2009
    Landrum SC
    I have 13 bsl and i have never had a problem with them. If you are interested in laying hens then bsl is the way to go. I have several other breeds and i get the most eggs from the bsl. As a general rule they are in the 80 to 100 precent daily, even in cold weather.

    Being mean? Well they have never been mean to me but i have a bsl rooster and that sucker has to be stupid. Almost every time i enter the pen he wants to attack me. He just want give up.

    IF it werent for the fact i need him to do his job i would cut his head off.

  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    The only Black Sex Link I've ever had was the meanest hen I ever had. She was SCARY. . .

    But I wouldn't just pin them as all aggressive because of her. Birds are always individual. [​IMG]
  9. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I just sold a buch a black sex linked I hatched out. They would be a year old in may. They were sweet..

    What was the temperment of the parents?
  10. amyseggs

    amyseggs New Egg

    Apr 5, 2010
    Sussex County
    Thanks for the input. I realize all animals are different. It's just crazy how different my two are, being raised exactly the same way! I know I will never purchase another BSL, but will keep her until until she dies. I can't see killing her because of her attitude, she is nice to the comet and she is my pet.

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