Sex Links start laying earlier???

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Monk, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Monk

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    I've been told that the sex links start laying earlier, excactly what am I to expect? When should I have the nesting boxes ready? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. My sex links started at between 4-5 months. They are laying machines!
     
  3. Monk

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    I have six Sex Links at 6-7 weeks old. In 2-3 months we should be in eggs. Thanks!
     
  4. jaalb

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    mine were a little over 6 months when they started, got them early dec. last year and they started laying memorial day weekend, I agree with the others that have posted they are laying machines, I have 17 and have gotten an egg out of each of them every day since they started laying
     
  5. momof4boys

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    My red sex link layed her first egg at 18 weeks to the day(last Fri.)....and has layed an egg every day since then!! ...definately a laying machine!! I love it!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Mine started exactly at 16 weeks old. One week after their first squat [​IMG]
     
  7. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    My last batch of cinnamon queens starting laying at 17 weeks. I was kinda shocked but they never missed a beat with their laying. I think they lay as good if not better than leghorns. Eggs are prettier too.
     
  8. phoenix rooster

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    16 weeks, good layers, my best.
     
  9. BioBob

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    I have a Black Sex link that I think is about 30 weeks old and I have yet to receive an egg.

    I'm going to try to upload a pic, such that you folks that know about these things can tell me how old you think she is. Perhaps the guy who I bought them from was exagerrating a bit.

    Lets see if I can get the pic to come up (taken Yesterday)
     
  10. BioBob

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    Well I see I don't know how to add a pic to a post!

    I'll work on it later and see if I can "figger" it out. For now the Girls are calling.

    Later[​IMG]

    I think I have it now!

    How old is this Girl?
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009

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