A typical hen lays five eggs or more a week, with an annual production of approximately Jessica Barefoot by the Sea August 16, at 6: References 4 My Pet Chicken: Wonderful post and photos. My sex-links were laying about days worth of eggs per week.
Sex Linked Chickens for Beginners, What they are and how to breed them.
For all the positive things about sex-links, there are some negatives. If you found this helpful, please take a few seconds to share it - thank you! The male chicks could be disposed of quickly, since there were no longer of use commercially as meat birds, since they would take twice as much time or longer as Cornish-Rock crosses to develop full size and they never would develop as much white meat. They also have friendly, docile personalities. Sex link chickens are the result of a first generation cross between two different chicken breeds. The lazy bed method is so easy because it pretty much eliminates the digging, mounding, and weeding associated with the traditional method
Although they thrive the best in warmer climes, they easily adapt in all sorts of climates. I understand they will be sexlinks? There is one important characteristic of sex-link chickens to keep in mind: This is a dual-purpose bird with excellent egg production. There are a few breeds that sex link characteristics carry through multiple generations, for example Rhodebars and Legbars. They also make great pets because of their quiet temperament. As Apricot grew, she turned out to be quite the feisty chicken and probably protects the rest of the flock the best of all the chickens.
Some of these characteristics are down colours and markings that can be used to identify male and female chicks when they hatch. MyLovelyChick , Sep 17, California Whites lay about eggs per year. Tazbeaux - I'm happy you have good luck with your golden six link hens. Overall, awesome birds, especially for those new to raising chickens.