Anybody have hens that have stopped laying...

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by rooster-red, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    How old were they when they stopped?
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Black sex-link - approximately 4 yrs old.

    It could be because of the heat.
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    We had a couple EEs that were 10+ years old. They laid every 2-4 days until last year. 1 of the sisters started laying shelless eggs. She ended up becoming an internal layer and had to be put down when infection set in. Once she was gone, her sister stopped eating. After several days she was skin and bones. She got so weak we sent her to be with her sister. She refused to eat and would not tollerate being force fed. They had been together since they were chicks.

    I have some 4 year olds now that lay well when it is not so hot.

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2008
  4. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 EEs and 2 barred rocks tha stopped laying. they are about 9 years old.
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    Some of my girls are 6 years old and they still lay.
    My friend had a hen that lived to be 15 years and that hen laid about a dozen eggs a year at that age.

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