my new and 1st sex link chicks:)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by cpwhip, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are pics of my girls they will be six weeks saturday! they let me pet them while eating for the
    1st time this morning and are eating out of my hand:) I'm new to chickens but I'm enjoying them more then I ever thought possible
    but I think I'm spoiling them, we are building them a large run with a sand/dirt box and a brand new coop this weekend:)
    here's what they do when I say here Chickie Chickie:)
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    I;m new to chicks but this girl seems pretty big for barely 6 weeks?
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  2. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nobody likes my chicks?[​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I think they are adorable [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have some black sex-links, 9 weeks old. Swore I'd never have sex-links, but they were an accident. [​IMG]
     
  4. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why would you never have sexlinks?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:It had been my intention to stick with the heritage breeds. I don't need egg laying machines, just dependable, long-term layers. [​IMG]
     
  6. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm I was told by a poulrty expert that these are some of the best chickens out there?
     
  7. cpwhip

    cpwhip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here's what I was told

    Chickens are really the easiest and most delightful farm animals to have. Six would probably be perfect but if you get six of these started chicks from me, begin saving your egg cartons because you will need them! Together, the six of them will lay at least 5 eggs every day all winter, all spring, all summer. Then you replace them again next fall and you will continue having eggs everyday, all year long. It's in the second winter that ALL chickens go into a molt where they will lose all their feathers, quit laying eggs, and just be there consuming feed for about 2.5 months. I like chickens that lay lots of eggs. 24 of these girls will be my replacement flock when they mature. Don't worry about the different breeds. You'll love these chickens (they are red sexlinks) and they will love your chicken coop and you. What you DON'T want to do is buy barnyard mutts and mixes from people who hatch their own "cute little chicks" because at least half of those you purchase will be roosters and you don't want that. All of the other CL postings are for just that: straight run chicks, as they are called. These girls of mine are vent sexed from a nationally certified NPIP hatchery and should be all female. I say that because occasionally the "sexers" do make a mistake. But not very often. So come see me after you get the coop and a small bag of 20% protein chick starter feed. And besides all that, I am only an email away in case you have a question, even after the sale. I am a poultry expert, not just a store sales clerk like at Tractor Supply.
     
  8. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look like mine when mine where 6 weeks [​IMG] Adorable!!
     
  9. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are adorably cute. XD

    [​IMG] Congrats on your little ones! I think they came because you said you'd never have them. [​IMG] Are they going to have those little white feathers their whole lives, too?
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Sex links shouldn't need to be vent sexed, they are sexed by color at hatch.
    I don't replace my hens before their first molt or anytime after. Which is why I prefer the heritage breeds. My three year old brahmas are still laying well despite our insufferable heat. I prefer them to the egg laying dynamos that lay like gangbusters for a year or two then seriously slack off. I have brahmas, speckled sussex, a salmon faverolles, turkens, and an australorp for egglaying. Also, silkie and polish just cuz I think they're cute.
     
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