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What's your opinion on Red Sex Link's as egg layers?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I just put in my order to Cackle for 20 Red Sex Link pullets this morning. I would like some opinions on how these chickens rate as opposed to other brown egg layers. I guess it's a little late to be asking, but I would still like to know![​IMG] Thank you!
     
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Our red sex link lays very well... but our Australorp lays better. On the other hand, the sex link's eggs are MUCH bigger. In fact, they are so big compared to her little body that I worry about her! Sicne they're bred for early mature and tons of eggs early, I have heard that they "burn out" quicker than heritage breeds like Rocks, Wyandottes, RIR, etc.
     
  3. HobbyChickener

    HobbyChickener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one that lay a nice looking egg for me everyday.
     

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