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Egg laying prime and retired birds?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Reurra, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Reurra

    Reurra Overrun With Chickens

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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?
     
  2. Reurra

    Reurra Overrun With Chickens

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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
     
  3. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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

    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2012
  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Yep, pretty much what they said.

    Also, our retirees will be spending their entire lives with us. [​IMG]
     

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