- Red Sex Link Chicken
The Red Sex Link hybrid chicken is the result of crossing two heritage chicken breeds, the Cackle Hatchery® pedigree pure Rhode Island Red chicken rooster with a Cackle Hatchery® pedigree 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 reds. 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
Red Sex Link Projected Availability
PLEASE NOTE: This availability chart is updated periodically and does not reflect the availability of in-store poultry and does not represent a guarantee of shipping date.
We hatch/ship February - September of each season. See Calendar.
We schedule all orders to ship ASAP when the entire order is available. If you would like to delay your order, you can specify your delay date at checkout.
There is an additional small order fee ($20) charged for orders of only 3-14 poultry. We do not ship less than 3 poultry.
- Poultry Show Class: Other Breed Class
- 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
- ALBC: No
- Breeder Farm Source: Cackle Hatchery® Poultry Breeding Farm has been developing our bloodline or strain of Red Sex Link since 1992.
Thanks! Review by 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. (Posted on 8/8/2018)
After two years Review by Rhodyray
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. (Posted on 4/19/2018)
Great chicks Review by waitingForTheStorm
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. (Posted on 5/24/2017)
Red Sex links are fun and Productive Review by Kentucky Phil
Red sex link hens are the BOMB! great layers and good free range candidates I had a 16x8 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. (Posted on 2/6/2017)
Interesting birds Review by Raymond
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. (Posted on 12/5/2016)
A hen Review by rhodyray
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. (Posted on 12/3/2016)
Feb 2016 Review by Dirk, Conway Arkansas
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 (Posted on 2/25/2016)
Hello Folks Review by Michelle Georgia June 2009
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! (Posted on 12/18/2015)
Thank You Review by Kimberly, Connecticut June 2012
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. (Posted on 12/8/2015)
Cackle Hatchery Review by Dawn Wisconsin May 2015
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. (Posted on 11/10/2015)