I have 3 EEs. I acquired them after they were already mature. I had no idea how old they were. I keep my chickens mostly for egg production, and cheap entertainment. lol Anyway yesterday I was able to grab the one EE hen and get a close look at her. Her legs are dry, and the scales almost stand up. I know I don't have scaley leg mites because no one else looks like this except my other EE. They've also looked like this for quite some time. And her vent is dry, gray, and puckered... narrow looking. (Sorry for the TMI.) Besides that, she's the only one who laid pinkish eggs. I haven't seen any in a long time. When I do it's once in a great while. So... I'm figuring it's pretty safe to assume she's done with her major production span. How are older EEs as far as eating? Would you eat one? Have you? How was the meat? I just figure if she's not laying, then all she's doing is eating. (Basically the horse equivalent of a hay burner.) Thanks!