At what age does a chicken stop laying?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by TomF, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. TomF

    TomF New Egg

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    I have two Plymouth Rocks that were born April 2009
    In October of 2012 they both stopped laying.
    Behold.. on January 12th, an egg, and since then a total of nine wonderful eggs.

    I noticed there waddles and cones are bright red again.
     
  2. BeulahBreezes

    BeulahBreezes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chickens slow down or stop laying eggs in the fall when we have less daylight hours. 2 of mine stopped totally and the other two slowed way down. They are all starting to lay more often now.....yay! ~Beulah
     

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