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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by gotchooks?, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    Does anyone have older hens? Can you help me out?

    My _______(breed) hen is ______(age) and still laying ___(number) eggs per week.

    I have raised most of my ladies from day old chicks and plan to keep them around until they're old and grey [​IMG]. My hens are newly laying and some should start to lay any day now...I am just curious about what to expect when they pass their "peak" egg producing years [​IMG] TIA.

  2. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    My BO hen is about a year old and is laying 0 eggs a week.

  3. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    I just talked to a friend this week end who has EE's that are 8 YO and she is still getting about 3 eggs a week from each them.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  4. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have a BO and RIR that are 1 1/2 and both are still giving me at least 5 a week. They both just started again after molting but apparently are making up for lost time.

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