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Look at my new babies!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepkeeper, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking for red sex links about 16 weeks or so because I could use the eggs. Couldn't find pullets anywhere. Went to the local Aqway and Squeeeee! A big tub of red sex link chicks. I took 12. I'll have to wait for the eggs but oh well, we can't have everything. By the time I got them home and set up they were pretty chilled, poor things, there's snow on the ground and it's about 25 degrees out there. They spent about 2 hours huddled together under the heat lamp but now they're starting to find their oomph. Naturally the DH calls home to see what's up and was pretty, ahem, surprised at the news that the sunroom was taken over again. [​IMG] Hee!

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  2. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your gonna love these. They are such great layers! What strain are they? I have Golden Comets and these look the same. I go with Comets usually because as adults they are such pretty hens, with fluffy white butts [​IMG] Its an odd day that you don't get an egg from each hen once they start laying.
     
  3. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow those are cute! I didnt know much about them and I've got two chicks coming next week. An egg every day sounds great! What variety of red sex links are there and how do you know what variety you've got?
     
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    your gonna have a blast raising those chicks an watching them grow.i love watching them grow an change.
     
  5. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There are quite a few common sex links. I think the Comet is probably the most popular right now. I know a couple of companies, like Ideal, has there own in house sex link. It would be very hard as chicks to tell them apart, unless you already know what you have. Here is links to pics of the most popular varieties:

    My Favorite:
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/goldencometpage.html

    Cinnamon Queen, gaining in popularity:

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/cinnamonpage.html

    Red Star, which is a nice one too:
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/rdstarsexlinkpage.html
     
  6. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what strain of sex link they are, by the pictures I guess they're Comets. I wanted sex links from what I've heard about their egg laying prowess and personalities, but I didn't know I'd have to start from scratch! (so to speak).

    Oh well. They're so dang cute.
     
  7. mandomama

    mandomama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Gwen, Mine are coming from Privett Hatchery, I guess cause we're west coast.

    I'll check their website and see if I can tell.

    Nope. I sent an email. It would be nice to know.
     
  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    They're adorable! I love your set up for them.
     
  9. Rebel Chicken

    Rebel Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your setup. So fluffy and cute!
     
  10. Renegade

    Renegade Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have black sex-link hens and we just bought some gold sl chicks. I really link them. The hens have been consistent layers and have the best personality.

    Donna [​IMG]
     

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