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5 year old hens

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I haven't had an egg since Sept. 2015 and in going through pictures just realized that my hens were chicks in April of 2011.  I didn't realize how fast time had passed but it has.  Should I even expect anymore eggs?  They will continue to live their lives in our backyard as they have but I'd sure like some eggs.  Might be time to get some chicks going. 

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I'm sorry to say but your hens have fully stopped laying. After several years hens stop laying completely and it's time to get new layers.

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What breeds are they?

 

I've had some hatchery birds still laying at 7-8 years of age. I didn't use lights in the winter so they always took a break, but started laying again in the spring. Maybe 3ish eggs a week each...not much, but something. 

 

Do you free range? Any chance they could be hiding eggs somewhere?

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Most of my birds stop laying after 5-6, with an odd egg here and there. Time does fly, fresh chicks are never a bad idea in my opinion.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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