When will my red sex links start laying every day?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by evan 66, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. evan 66

    evan 66 Just Hatched

    3
    0
    15
    Aug 23, 2016
    I have 4 red sex links. On Monday one of them layed a small eggs. She hasn't layed since. I've heard red sex links are great layers. My question is when will the eggs get bigger and when will they start laying everyday?
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,843
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]. Pleased you joined us. Young pullets always start out laying small eggs - they increase slowly over time and will become "normal" in a a couple months. It takes a while for brand new layers to get in the swing of things and start laying regularly. That said, a lot of people are under the misconception that chickens lay an egg a day everyday. I think I have read 260-280...maybe as many as 300 eggs/year is peak production for the best laying breeds. Your red sex-links fall into that best laying category.
    Best of luck to you!
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    83,465
    11,813
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to BYC. Just have faith, they will reward you with eggs and eggs after eggs.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    29,641
    17,827
    666
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,807
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by