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Red sexlink?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HeatherTheMommy, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive read very mixed reviews on this bird. I wanted to get a few chicks for my silkie to raise but i really dont want anymore roosters. I thought this would be an easy way to get babies for my silkie and make sure i get all hens. Would you recommend this breed? I have 11 full grown hens and 6 chicks that are almost 5 weeks but i think 3 of the 6 are roos and will need to go.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    My Red sex-link is the nicest hen in my flock, she is extremely friendly with little kids also. I would recommend this breed to anyone.
     
  3. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some reviews said very friendly and great layers while others said they were bullies to other hens and have a lot of health issues
     
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    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    They do tend to have more laying troubles than other breeds, due to the increased production rate that comes with crossbreeding. They are extremely prolific layers, at least for their first 2 years, but they also have an increased risk of getting egg bound, internal laying, and other related problems.
    Black sexlinks tend to be a bit hardier (they are prone to the same health issues, but not quite to the same extent) and you still get guaranteed accurate sexing.
     

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