sold wrong chicks

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dzzzyd, May 8, 2008.

  1. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd In the Brooder

    May 9, 2007
    Klamath Falls, Oregon
    My husband ordered me two Barred Rock chicks and we were told we had to wait another week for them to come in. Well, hubby was in there a week earlier for feed and was told they were already in and bought two. I thought they didn't look quite right when he brought them home, but I am no expert. Maybe I know more than I think, cause they have turned out to be Sex Links. I've never had these before. I do know that they should've been priced less according to the signs, but no biggie. Can anyone tell me more from your experience with these chickens? I really wanted the Barred Rocks, but I don't have any room for more now. [​IMG] Thanks...
  2. A picture would help.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Could you sell your sex links and get barred rocks?
  4. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Sex link hens rock! They lay every day and the first year, mine laid all through winter. They are pretty relaxed and curious. I think you'll be happy with them.
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    <----- I have two Black Sex Links and I love my girls. They can and do lay some whoppers. I would love to get some more in the future.
    Last edited: May 8, 2008
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    I hope you decide to keep them. I have two red sex links, they are very friendly, and give me huge brown eggs everyday, all winter too.

    I've had them since last May, and when they started laying I had a total of seventeen double yolkers from my girlsies. Enjoy them, they're great birds.
  7. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    They do not look the same as Barred Rocks, obviously, but I think you will not be dissapointed. They start laying earlier than other breeds and then lay an egg a day for two years. The sex-links only down fall is that they burnout in 2-3 years, because they were designed to lay fast and hard for only a short while.

    I like my sex-links now, I do not have any temperment problems with them. They keep the younger roosters in line. LOL. They are friendly things, I wouldn't call mine lap pets, but they like to follow me around looking for hand-outs.

    Will the feedstore swap them out for the Barred Rocks, if you did not want the sexlinks? Just explain that there was a mix-up.

    They're not Barred Rocks(according to you), but they shouldn't be a dissapointment at all!

    I think you will really like them. I like mine.
  8. gypsygirl1421

    gypsygirl1421 Songster

    Nov 27, 2007
    Albany, NY
    Sex links are great chickens. Mine are so friendly you can pick them right up. They aren't skittish, are real pretty and I think you will enjoy them. Good luck!
  9. Dzzzyd

    Dzzzyd In the Brooder

    May 9, 2007
    Klamath Falls, Oregon

    This is what they look like. From feedback I have received I don't think I will be unhappy with them.
    Thanks! [​IMG]
  10. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    i just saw some of those little boogers today...BSL's they are... good luck with them.

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