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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CarlyBeales, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. CarlyBeales

    CarlyBeales Hatching

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    I will soon be getting my pullets
    I really want to get the best layers possible.
    Can you suggest some hybrids that would get on together and produce the higher yield of eggs.
     
  2. rainbowrooster

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    The sex links that the hatcheries sell are red and black. They may have different names at different hatcheries but they are the same (per color). The blacks are a little bigger than the reds.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Hi:welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! X2 on the sex links for good egg production. I started out with red sex links or warrens as they are called over here and they were excellent egg layers and a good bird to start out with.

    Good luck with your pullets and hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will :frow
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    The sex links are high production birds I believe for the first two years and then not so much. Some people stagger the ages so when one group is slowing down they have an up coming young group just starting. There will be EGGS!!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    You'll probably be best off getting either Red or Black Sex-Links. These birds have been bred for egg production. Many Sex-Links will lay over 300 eggs each per year. You can read reviews of Sex-Links at these two links:

    Black Sex Link chicken
    Red Sex Link
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. As the other members have mentioned Black and Red Sex Links are famed for their incredible egg production. These are the hens used by laying houses for brown eggs as they consistently churn out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. I personally prefer the Black Sex Links slightly to the Red Sex Links as my Blacks have been friendlier and slightly better layers in really cold winter weather, however you can't go wrong either way. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever layers you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    If you want high egg production, Sex-links (both red and black) are the way to go. Very productive pure breeds include Leghorns and Australorps.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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