Golden Sex Link Chicken

Overall satisfaction


Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)

Gender: Female





Hen brooding behavior


Foraging ability


Tolerance for heat


Tolerance for cold


Meat quantity


Egg quantity


Large eggs


Colorful eggs


My New Hampshire Red hens


United Kingdom

Posted Feb 12, 2015

I bought my lovely chickens 2 years ago when they were newly hatched chicks. I started off with 5 and now the ‘family’ has grown to 13. I have one cockerel and the rest are females I am keeping for eggs mainly, possibly for meat at some point (when I get the guts to!).
My chickens have their own coop, but they roam freely in a warded off space in my back yard. As little chicks they were a bit tricky to take care of, as I had to keep them warm and dry and feed them often. Luckily for me, they grew into strong hens with beautiful red-orange feathers. They are very docile and calm, and they are perfect egg layers. I get between 6-10 eggs a day, which is more than enough for my family. The egg colour vary from creamy white to light brown, and they are mostly medium in size, but I can definitely notice the difference in taste compared to eggs from the shop.
Providing food for them is pretty hassle-free. I have quite a large vegetable garden, so there are kilos of weeds I have to pull out daily during the warm seasons. My chickens love it when I throw them a big batch! They also take care of all my fruit/vegetable scraps from the kitchen. In terms of fodder, I use only about 100-150kg a year.
They are quite resilient to the weather. They seem to have no problem in the heat, and as long as I keep them from direct wind in the winter, they are all happy chickens.

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