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Egg laying prime and retired birds?

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So i was trying to figure out what a good age for laying hens is, how long they lay thier best and what to expect after thier prime is over?  What do you do with retired layers?

A Greyhound and a Cat currently run my life.

 

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A Greyhound and a Cat currently run my life.

 

 "Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."    ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫

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Ooh I was able to find some info on the laying practices of feathered ladies lol  I just didnt use the right words before in the search engine..ooops lol

A Greyhound and a Cat currently run my life.

 

 "Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."    ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫

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A Greyhound and a Cat currently run my life.

 

 "Because right now, this is a job. If I advance any higher, this would be my career. And if this were my career, I'd have to throw myself in front of a train."    ♫ ♪ ♪ ♫

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No problem. Normally they're good up to 2 years though I'm sure you already figured it out smile.png

After that it depends on the breed. If they're an egg laying hybrid like a sex link then they'll likely not lay much if at all after that. Heritage breeds will slack off laying but still lay for years.
Edited by galanie - 4/13/12 at 8:02am

Lay down with dogs and you get up with fleas.


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Lay down with dogs and you get up with fleas.


Love those Orps!

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No problem. Normally they're good up to 2 years though I'm sure you already figured it out smile.png
After that it depends on the breed. If they're an egg laying hybrid like a sex link then they'll likely not lay much if at all after that. Heritage breeds will slack off laying but still lay for years.


Yep, pretty much what they said.

 

Also, our retirees will be spending their entire lives with us. smile.png

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