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How long will my production red lay?

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I have a production red who just started her second year of laying after a 4 month molting vacation.  How long can I expect her to lay well?  She is a champ laying 6-7 eggs a week.  Big beautiful brown eggs. 

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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My understanding of Production  Reds,  is that they are hatchery grade RIR.    Sometimes Red sex Links, may be referred to that as well. 

The RIR will lay for  a long  time but  after about 3 or 4 years,  the number of eggs will decrease.  They still may lay some eggs at age 7 and 8, but  not  much them.  The  Red sex links lay profusely for about 3 to 4 years and then burn out.   They don't live long. 

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Only time will tell.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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My understanding of Production  Reds,  is that they are hatchery grade RIR.    Sometimes Red sex Links, may be referred to that as well. 
The RIR will lay for  a long  time but  after about 3 or 4 years,  the number of eggs will decrease.  They still may lay some eggs at age 7 and 8, but  not  much them.  The  Red sex links lay profusely for about 3 to 4 years and then burn out.   They don't live long. 
Mine look like red sex links. Def not rir

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

Quote:
"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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