How do Sex Links do in the winter?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by StarLover21, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some 13 or so week old black sex links. I'm just wondering, what are you guy's experiance with Sex Links laying in winter? I definitally think they deserve a break and everything, and I'm a no light person, but I was just wondering. We have some Red Sex Links but I can't tell off them because they are 6-8 years old and still lay sometimes and summer [​IMG] . They difinitally deserve a break! And also, I have a leghorn. Any experiances with those? I know both of these breeds are supposed to be egg laying machines!
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Those 13, week old chicks won't start laying until spring probably. I don't have experience with sex-links really, but I thought I would chime in.
     
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    scratch'n'peck :

    Those 13, week old chicks won't start laying until spring probably. I don't have experience with sex-links really, but I thought I would chime in.

    Oh yeah, I know that, I was just wondering for the future.​
     
  4. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BSL's laid almost as well in the winter as they did the rest of the year. In fact, I would have had no eggs during Dec & Jan had it not been for those 2 gals. Unfortunately, I lost one of them and the other went through a molt and hasn't started up again. So, if they are old enough and not molting, the season doesn't seem to bother them.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    I have RSLs. They have laid non-stop, even in winter, for the past few years. Winter rates are the same, if not better, than those in the summer. [​IMG] They do however run out of steam very fast, and "retire" after a couple of years. Before that mine didn't even molt!
     

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