egg laying

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by neicee1986, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. neicee1986

    neicee1986 New Egg

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    how long will a chicken lay?
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think alot depends on the breed and individual chicken. I have read about people on here that have 4 and 5 year old chickens that lay fairly regularly.The older a hen gets, the larger her eggs get as well. I have heard that older breeds will lay longer than newer varieties.
    But this is all hearsay!
     
  3. OurLittleFarm

    OurLittleFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We have Dominiques that are around 7 yrs old and they still lay every other day!! [​IMG]

    I didn't know that there eggs get larger as they get older. That would explain why the eggs don't fit in the egg cartons!!
     
  4. Ste

    Ste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our hens just started laying and their eggs are little still. The guy at the feed store told us to make sure that we had them all laying before we started giving lay pellets. He told us that if we give them to soon they will lay for a shorter period of time
     

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