What I've decided on..

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Hopefulloflove, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I have decided to go with sex links...18 of them and 2-4 silkies! I am so excited!! Will be picking them up the weekend of the 28th! Woo Hoo!!!
     
  2. kfisher123

    kfisher123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you!! Very exciting!!
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  3. Hopefulloflove

    Hopefulloflove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, except I am already second guessing myself. I hope I will be happy with the choice. I just want good healthy chickens! LOL
     
  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be aware that you may only get 2-3 years of egg laying from the sex-links. After that you could be feeding hens that don't or rarely lay or having to cull to make room for more. A lot of the commercial operations that use sex-links for their layers, replace their laying flock every year. They get chicks every spring and cull the previous year's flock in the fall when the chicks start to lay. Sex-links were bred for production and not longevity which is why I suggested Black Australorps in addition. They are great layers, calm, quiet, and were originally bred to be dual purpose.
     

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