Red Sex Link Chicken

As low as: $2.80

Hatching on July 31, 2024

Order now for estimated delivery by August 3, 2024.

  • Red Sex Link – Sold as Baby Chicks Only
       Minimums – Not Sexed = 3 
                          Female = 3
                          Male = 1    
                                Total of 3 birds to ship   
Seasonal/Shipped Feb thru Mid August


Breed Facts

  • Poultry Show Class: Not applicable
  • Weights: Hen—–6-7 lbs
    Rooster—–8-9 lbs
    Pullet—-6 lbs
    Cockerel—-8 lbs
  • Purpose and Type; Egg laying;Production
  • Egg Shell Color: Light Brown
  • Egg Production: 200-280 depending on the cross (estimates only, see FAQ)
  • Egg Size: Large
  • Temperament: Active
  • Gender Accuracy: 95-100%
  • Fertility Percentage: 65-80%
  • Broody: Non Setter
  • Mating Ratio: 10 Females to 1 Male
  • Roost Height: 2 to 4 feet
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • APA: No
  • TLC: No
  • Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Red Sex Link since 1992.


The Red Sex Link hybrid chicken is the result of crossing two heritage chicken breeds, one of our best Cackle Hatchery® producrtion/bloodlines of pure Rhode Island Red chicken rooster with one of our best Cackle Hatchery® production/bloodlines of pure Delaware chicken hen. The results are a color sexed baby chick and chick offspring of vigor and health. The chicken cockerels are shades of light colors and the chicken pullets are shades of red. This hybrid chicken is made from two of the best heritage chicken breeds with a long history of egg production. A great choice for raising backyard chickens and chicken breed for eggs or chicken fun. The Red Sex Link chicken is well suited for small chicken coops, larger chicken houses, tractor chicken pens and free range chicken farming. See the chick video for chick identification for male and female chicks. Check out our other great choices of chickens for sale online and free shipping for most chickens supplies and chicken theme gift ideas.

We also offer at limited times of the year Red Sex Link Fertile Hatching Eggs


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10 reviews for Red Sex Link Chicken

  1. Karen


    I wanted to thank you for the extra chick with the four i ordered. All are doing well and not one pasty butt. Well worth getting up at 3:45 to go pick them up! Thanks again.

  2. Rhodyray

    After two years

    My initial review was that these hens are not the brightest however they are the friendliest of the three types of hens I have (Black Sex Link and Austra White) and currently are the best egg layers of the bunch.

  3. waitingForTheStorm

    Great chicks

    We received 17 female chicks in March. They were lively and active. We followed the directions, which helped them acclimate quickly. We lost one to what looked to be “pasty butt”; this was our fault for not recognizing it sooner and taking action to remedy it. The chicks grew quickly and were mixing with the older girls by early may. We got our first egg (a mini-egg) in late May; we have always had to wait until July in the past.

    This is our first experience with the Cackle Hatchery. We will go to them in the future. The quality of the chicks and the customer service are exceptional. The web site has the information you need to ensure that your new chicks are taken care of from the moment that they arrive.

    These folks deliver on their promises.

  4. Kentucky Phil

    Red Sex links are fun and Productive

    Red sex link hens are the BOMB! great layers and good free range candidates I had a 16×8 chicken house built 18 inches off the ground and an automatic chicken door that opened at sunrise and closed just before dark all my girls came home a little early and picked out their roost way up high. They came running when I arrived and kept all the ticks away too.

  5. Raymond

    Interesting birds

    Good but dumb hens. Decent layers. Need to follow the brighter chickens or seem to be lost and have difficulty getting back to coop. Also the least friendly and are more skittish than my Austra Whites.

  6. rhodyray

    A hen

    Received these chicks mid March 2016 and one was a runt but made it and lives happily with all other hens in the order. Good layer of medium eggs but nothing bigger. These were ordered with Austra Whites and Black Sex Link chicks and have turned out to be the dumbest birds I’ve ever seen. They need to follow the others or become disoriented and are difficult to herd when I call them to go into the run. The other birds are much “smarter” and more humanly social but I guess that’s how it goes. Next time I may try another brown egg layer. Don’t get me wrong as these are not bad birds in any respect.

  7. Dirk, Conway Arkansas

    Feb 2016

    Picked up my chicks few hours ago and Thank You CackleHatchery as these are the healthiest lil ones I ever bought. Good job I will be a repeat customer. Thank You all

  8. Michelle Georgia June 2009

    Hello Folks

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU for such awesome chicks! These little girls are so healthy and active! This was our first time ordering from you, and were truly impressed with how energetic these girls were right from arrival! Awesome job guys these girls are the best chicks we’ve ever gotten!

  9. Kimberly, Connecticut June 2012

    Thank You

    I had a great experience with Cackle. My recent order of day old chicks went smoothly. I wanted to credit everyone from the person in the call center who took the order to the shipping department who sent them out with tracking number. I couldn’t be happier with Cackle’s delivery confirmation system. I wanted to thank everyone at Cackle for making this last order everything that I expected it to be.

  10. Dawn Wisconsin May 2015

    Cackle Hatchery

    I am anxiously awaiting my chicks. I am so excited. It is my first time to have backyard chickens. I researched many hatcheries and found yours online. I was impressed and very much enjoyed your tutorial of the family business and history of the company. I also liked the videos of the different chicks and information given about the different varieties. I found that very helpful when choosing which varieties I wanted and would be best for us.

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