I read that at about the age of 4 or 5 hens will hardly lay at all, but on BYC some people seem to have 3 and 4 year old hens that lay well. So what are your breeds and when does their egg production drop rapidly? I know from 1-2 they lay best, but does egg production really go something like this? year 1- 240 eggs year 2- 230 eggs year 3- 150 eggs year 4- 75 eggs year 5- 25 eggs That's the impression I get, but somehow I doubt I'm correct. Anyone have any insight?