Hi all, i was discussing this with my go to gal at the local feed store, and wondered what you thought. it is a two part discussion really. As far as hybrid vs Purebred, have you noticed that one or the other has more health issues in general? the reason i ask is that for the last two years, i have had to put down one 1 year old red sex link hen each year. the first hen developed sour crop, then a bad case of EYP. The second hen was just two weeks ago, had ascitis, and heavy breathing that developed really fast. Her issue was cancer polypse on the intestines. I now have another rsl that i am suspecting of internal laying. But purebreds, so far, no issue. the second part of the discussion was this, do you think that these birds now days are being too genetically messed with in order to be high producers? I know that the RSL's are destined for a short life because they are such high producers. But, i was simply interested in any thoughts that you might have to add to this.