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

  1. gotchooks?

    gotchooks? Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 17, 2008
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    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.

    ~jenn.
     
  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.









    broody!
     
  3. setter4

    setter4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
    Georgia
    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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