Sex Links -- How Old When They Start Laying?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Freeholder, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Freeholder

    Freeholder Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Klamath County, OR
    I'm ordering some sex-links this week (Golden Buffs from Meyer) and am wondering when I can expect them to start laying? (I'll keep lights on them.)


  2. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    From what I have read . . . . the sexlinks tend to be early maturers. My black sexlinks were not much earlier than other breeds I had; the overlapped with SLW and production reds.

    Born early February, they have been laying for several weeks now, pullet eggs mind you; they are about 5 1/2 months old now.

    You may want to let them grow up and mature a bit, like 6 months, before setting the lights on them. You can read other opinions, as people have various ideas on this.


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