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how old will red sex links be when they start laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Handyhens, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Handyhens

    Handyhens Chirping

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    I herd that red sex links lay at 4 mo., but when i tested to see how wide the pelvis is, the wyandottes had wider pelvises, is it true they lay early?
     
  2. 18-21 weeks is common. 16 weeks can happen but that is a little early.
     
  3. mortie

    mortie Songster

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    My RSL has always had the most narrow pelvis but it seems she is going to lay first. None of the others are showing any signs but she is squatting, egg songing, and nesting.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Depending on which silver gene hens are used to produce the Red Sex Links, they typically lay anytime between 18-24 weeks.
     

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